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Special Seminar from Stanford University Scientist, José R. Dinneny

June 18, 2019

Stanford University Biology Dept. scientist, José R. Dinneny, will be on campus to give an exciting seminar titled, "Tearing down the wall and other stories of resistance to stress in plants." The seminar will be hosted by CCBM Thrust 1 faculty, Professor Shahar Sukenik, and will take place in SE2-224 at 2pm on Friday, June 21.

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Where: SE2, 224

When: Friday, 6/21, 2:00 PM

Title: Tearing down the wall and other stories of resistance to stress in plants

Abstract: While plants are sedentary, their bodies often traverse long distances as they explore their local environment in search of resources necessary for growth. The biology of root systems is governed by both micro-scale and systemic signaling that allows the plant to integrate these complex variables into growth and branching decisions that ultimately determine the efficiency resources are captured. Research in my lab is aimed at understanding the response of roots to water-limiting conditions and is exploring this process at different organizational scales from the individual cell type to the level of the whole plant.