MAS-ASPB Fall Meeting 2017: Confirmed Speakers

Sally Mackenzie, ASPB President

Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics

Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University

“Exploiting epigenetic memory in plants: The novel features of MSH1”


Ilya Raskin

Distinguished Professor – Rutgers University

President – Global Institute for BioExploration (GIBEX)

Phytochemicals, Food and Health”


Caren Chang

The University of Maryland College Park                           

“Is ACC, the ethylene precursor molecule, a plant hormone?”


Yantao Li

The University of Maryland Baltimore County                                       

“A prokaryotic pathway for triacylglycerol biosynthesis in microalgae”                                


Joseph Kieber

Kenan Distinguished Professor – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

“One hormone, many roles; Cytokinin signaling in plants”


Pam Green                  

Crawford H. Greenewalt Chair – Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware

Impacts of exoribonuclease XRN4 on environmental responses revealed by its mRNA decay targets.


Erin Sparks

Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Bracing for Impact: The Role of Aerial Roots in Maize Stability


Jun Xiao

University of Pennsylvania

Cis and trans determinants of epigenetic silencing by Polycomb repressive complex 2 in Arabidopsis


Zhengqing Fu

Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina

Activation and suppression of plant immunity


Wendy Peer

University of Maryland College Park

IAA oxidation is important for floral development