Date & Location: February 10, 2020, at 4p; Room 1200 Molecular Plant Sciences Building
Subject: How do plant cells divide without the centrosome?
Host: Brad Day
About the Speaker
University: University of California, Davis
Research Interests: We are cell biologists devoted to advancing our knowledge on the cytoskeleton and intracellular motility in plant and fungal cells. Our ongoing investigations include: the dynamics of microtubules and actin microfilaments during plant cell division and cell growth; Functions of kinesin motor proteins in mitosis and cytokinesis; Molecular mechanisms of cytoskeleton-mediated hyphal growth in filamentous fungi. Experiments are carried out in oganisms like Arabidopsis thaliana, Oryza sativa (rice), and Gossypium hirsutum (cotton) which are used as reference systems for plant studies, and Aspergillus nidulans as a model for fungal studies.