Seminars

Graduate students studying Entomology and Plant Pathology are required to complete seminar hours. Seminars serve as a great way to highlight the research efforts put forth by our students,  faculty and guest lecturers in their areas of study. 

To view seminars from previous years, please see our Seminar Archives

2020 Seminars

  • Jan. 21, 2020:  Nicolás Cauda
    • Soybean production in Argentina: most relevant foliar and root diseases and how they impact yield
  • Jan. 28, 2020: Ava Wait
    • Vector manipulation by plant viruses
  • Feb. 4, 2020: Caleb Allen
    • An overview of the first year of hemp production in Arkansas
  • Feb. 11, 2020: Dr. Daniel Jacobson
    • Exascale Biology:  From genome to climate with a few stops along the way
  • Feb. 18, 2020: Dr. Tom Harrington
    • Genomes to chainsaws: Ceratocystis wilt and the rapid death of ʻōhiʻa lehua, Hawaii's most important forest tree
  • Feb. 25, 2020: Samantha Rigo Segalin
    • Nanotechnology applications in plant disease management
  • Mar. 3, 2020: Dr. Michael Goodin
    • Construction of viral factories - the pluses and minuses of remodeling plant nuclei
  • Mar. 4, 2020: Dr. Michael Goodin
    • Special Seminar: LOVE – the single most important nutrient in food
  • Mar. 31, 2020: Dr. Gehendra Bhattara
    • Overview of genetic resistance to the spinach downy mildew pathogen
  • Apr. 7, 2020: Dr. Alejandro Rojas
    • Soil and seedborne fungi in the Arkansas agroecosystem
  • Apr. 14 , 2020: Dr. Flávia Botelho
    • Breeding rice for disease resistance, drought tolerance, and grain quality in Brazil
  • Apr. 21, 2020: Nawaraj Dulal
    • Dissecting the cellular control of septin organization in a global cereal killer
  • Sept. 15, 2020: Dr. Quan Zheng
    • Flower microbiome and its impact to plant disease
  • Sep. 29, 2020: Dr. George Littlejohn
    • What makes a cereal killer tick? Investigating the role of the circadian clock in rice blast disease
  • Oct. 6, 2020: Samantha Rigo Segalin
    • Topic Seminar: Can herbicides affect disease development?
  • Oct. 13, 2020: Audra Mae Rogers
    • Mechanisms of cold tolerance in fungi
  • Oct. 20, 2020: Dr. Diane Saunders
    • The wheat-rust conflict: Shifty enemies and the long reach of genomics
  • Oct. 27, 2020: Dr. Robin Choudhury
    • Using epidemiology and pathogen biology to design sustainable regional management strategies
  • Nov. 3, 2020: Juanita Gil Bedoya
    • Proposal Seminar: Comparative genomics of plant associated Rhizoctonia spp. 
  • Nov. 10, 2020: Andrea Sierra Mejia
    • Proposal Seminar: Dissecting interactions between major blackberry viruses
  • Nov. 17, 2020: Rachael Wolf
    • Proposal Seminar: Identifying Disease Resistance in Soybean to Target Spot, Caused by Corynespora cassiicola
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Prof. Nick Talbot
    • Investigating the cell biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae 
  • Dec. 8, 2020: Dr. Maggie Wagner
    • Patterns and consequences of breeding-induced microbiome variation in maize