Mid-Atlantic Section ASPB Spring Meeting Saturday, April 6, 2013
8:30 am- 5:30 PM Delaware Biotechnology Institute
University of Delaware
Chair – Jung-Youn Lee (Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware)
Secretary / Treasurer – Hua Lu (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Rep to Executive Committee – Zhongchi Liu (University of Maryland)
This year's spring meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists (MAS-ASPB) will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 in the Delaware Biotechnology Institute at the University of Delaware, Newark (directions). To facilitate more interactions between young and senior scientists, this MAS-ASPB Spring Meeting will feature several talks by invited speakers along with short presentations by undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. Participations through poster presentation are also encouraged. The best undergraduate and graduate student talk of the day will receive the Marsho Award which provides a cash award of $200. Final Program
8:00AM – 8:55AM REGISTRATION, POSTER SET UP and LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
SESSION 1: PLANT DEFENSE AND BIOTIC STRESS
Chaired by: Harsh Bais
9:00AM – 10:00AM Invited Talks
Dr. Pradeep Kachroo, University of Kentucky
"Systemic signaling in plant defense".
Dr. Mike Axtell, Penn State University
"complimentary requirements for plant miRNA functions".
10:00AM – 10:35AM Short Talks – *Graduate Student
Rui Xia*, Virginia Tech
"MicroRNA superfamilies descended from miR390 and their roles in secondary siRNA biogenesis".
Xu Wang*, University of Delaware
"PDLP5 mediates intercellular communication in a salicylic acid and callose-dependent manner".
Chong Zhang*, University of Maryland
"Molecular Basis of Crosstalk Between the Circadian Clock and Innate Immunity in Arabidopsis".
10:35AM – 10:45AM BREAK
SESSION 2: PLANT SIGNALLING AND ABIOTIC STRESS
Chaired by: Randy Wisser
10:45AM – 11:45AM Invited Talks
Dr. Andrea Gallavotti, Rutgers University
"The role of auxin signaling in maize inflorescence development".
Dr. Angus Murphy, University of Maryland
"Mechanistic evaluation of auxin relocalization in post photomorphic Arabidopsis seedlings".
11:45AM – 12:20PM Short Talks - *Graduate Student, #Undergraduate Student
Wei Yuan*, New York University
"Dissecting the genetic architecture of germination timing variation in response to extreme salinity in Arabidopsis thaliana".
Quingmei Guan*, University of Maryland
"Heat Stress induction of miR398 triggers a regulatory loop that is critical for thermotolerance in Arabidopsis".
Thomas Mike#, Wilkes University
"Antisense Copies of Light-Regulated Genes in Rice".
LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION 12:20PM – 1:50PM
SESSION 3: DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND GROWTH REGULATION
Chaired by: Hua Lu
1:50PM – 2:50PM Invited Talks
Dr. Kim Gallagher, University of Pennsylvania
"Transcription factors on the move".
Dr. Juan Jong, Rutgers University
"Dare to be different: pursuing the driving force for cell polarity".
2:50PM – 3:35PM Short Talks - *Graduate Student, #Undergraduate Student, ¥Postdoc
Jennifer Shemansky*, University of Maryland
"investigating the elusive function of the N-terminal domain of EIN2, an Nramp homolog, in ethylene signaling in Arabidopsis".
Daniel Czerny*, University of Maryland
"K+ transporters on Dynamic Membranes Affect Fertilization and Seed Development".
Elizabeth Badley#, James Madison University
"Diurnal β-amylase activity in Arabidopsis leaves".
Shuang Wu¥, University of Pennsylvania
"Different mobility among SHR orthologs contribute to patterning divergence of root".
3:35PM – 3:45PM BREAK
SESSION 4: KEYNOTE
Chaired by: Shunyuan Xiao
3:45PM – 4:30PM
Dr. Jen Sheen, Harvard Medical School
"Plant glucose signaling networks".
4:30PM – 5:30PM MIXER & Award announcement
5:30PM – 5:45PM Clean-up
Directions to DBI
||$40 for Faculty and PIs|
||$20 for students and postdocs|
If you are not a member of the Mid-Atlantic section, you can join the section online now.
Please register online by Friday, March 29th, 2013 as we need a headcount and for printing name tags. You can pay your registration fee on-site at the door. Online registration for the MAS-ASPB spring meeting can be found here.
Students and postdocs are encouraged to participate by giving either an oral, or poster presentation. Registration fees will be waved for students and postdocs who will give either an oral, or poster presentation. Ten abstracts will be selected for short-talks (10 minutes) from those submitted for oral presentation.
Please submit your ABSTRACTS through the registration web page by Monday, March 25th. Students and postdocs who submitted abstracts to be considered for oral presentations will be contacted via email by Mar 27th.
All submitted abstracts will be included in the printed program.
Register Now Sponsors:
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences