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Spring 2021 Virtual Seminars

1:10-2:00 p.m.

SOIL_SCI 501 and CROP_SCI 510 Contact/Organizer: Dr. Rich Koenig

January 25

Adjunct Faculty Seminar
Evy Jaconis, USADPL Director of Research
“Particulates to Peas: My Scientific Path”

February 1

no seminar

February 8

Adjunct Faculty Seminar
Kayla Altendorf, USDA-ARS Hops Breeder at IAREC
“Increasing the Efficiency and Precision of Selection in Intermediate Wheatgrass and Hop Breeding”

February 15

no seminar – Presidents’ Day

February 22

Jason Jimenez, USDA Soil Scientist, 3 Rivers District
“Seasonal Work Opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service”

March 1

Graduate Student 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)

March 8


March 15

Graduate Student Choice Speaker
Dr. Jesse Poland, Associate Professor at Kansas State University
“Integration of Genomics and High Throughput Phenotyping in Wheat Breeding”

March 22

No Seminar

March 29

Dr. LaKisha Odom, Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
“Overview of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Partnerships, Priorities, and Programs”

April 5

Graduate Student Choice Speaker
Dr. Tim Crews, The Land Institute
“New Roots for Ecological Intensification”

April 12

Chun-Peng (James) Chen, Ph.D. Candidate
“A Paradigm Shift in Breeding: From Genomics to Phenomics”

April 19

  • Wilson Craine, Ph.D. Candidate
    “Developing a Phenotype Pipeline for GWAS in Camelina”
  • Nikayla Strauss, Ph.D. Candidate
    “Identifying Novel Disease Resistance and Drought Tolerance Genes in a Synthetic NAM Population”

April 26

Affiliate Faculty Seminar
Martine Perrigue (Petey), Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in ESFCOM”
“A Role for Human Clinical Trials in Crop Nutrition Enhancement”