Spring 2021 Seminar Series

All Spring 2021 meetings will take place via Zoom at the following link:

Curtin Headshot

Friday, Jan. 29th at 1:00 PM
Shaun Curtin, Research Geneticist (Plants)​
USDA-ARS PSRU, Agronomy and Plant Genetics


Patrick Shih

Friday, Feb. 12th at 1:00 PM
Patrick Shih, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Plant Biology, University of California-Davis
Redesigning plant metabolism with synthetic biology


Saika headshot

THURSDAY March 4th at 4:00 PM
Hiroaki Saika, Principal ResearcherPlant Genome Engineering Research Unit, Division of Applied Genetics, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, JAPAN


Casas headshot

Friday, March 26th at 1:00 PM
Juan A. Casas Mollano, Postdoctoral Associate
Smanski Lab, University of Minnesota


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Friday, April 16th at 1:00 PM
Zach Myers & Andy Read, Postdoctoral Associates
Springer Lab, University of Minnesota

About the CPPG Meetings:

• Either the PI or a student/staff person of choice may present

• Kit Leffler will contact all PIs the week before their presentation date for the speaker name and title of talk. This information will be distributed via CPPG e-newsletter.

• If it is your group’s week to present, please arrive to the event space five minutes early with a flash drive in order to set up.

• Informal presentations should be considered a “chalk talk style” and should range from 15-20 minutes with a 5-minute Q&A in conclusion