Plantae Presents: Niko Geldner and Sarah Blizard

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many seminar series and conferences have been canceled or postponed. In response to this, and to make sure plant scientists can continue to communicate their latest work to their peers, The American Society of Plant Biologists launched a virtual seminar series via our online community, Plantae. This is the 5th seminar in this new series, each of which features two speakers (read more). A list of upcoming seminars and recorded videos can be found here.

Recorded April 29th, 2020


Niko Geldner: SCHENGEN pathway signaling: Developmental quality control in plants
Niko Geldner is a Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He was an undergraduate at the Universities of Mainz, Bordeaux and Tübingen, and completed his PhD at Tübingen with Gerd Juergens. He did a postdoc at the Salk Institute with Joanne Chory. He started his own lab at the University of Lausanne in 2007. His research focuses on the formation of the endodermis cell layer in roots. @NikoGeldner





Sarah Blizard: Investigating the role of hormones in maize brace root development
Sarah Blizard is a graduate student in the lab of Erin Sparks at the University of Delaware. In 2015 she graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Biology. She worked the next few years as a lab technician at a medical school in Philadelphia, where she realized that health/medicine research was not for her. She was invited to join Erin Sparks’ lab at the University of Delaware as a Master’s student in Plant Science. She is interested in questions related to plant development- how do new organs develop, especially new organs from a different tissue type? How are plant hormones involved in this process? What are the genetic and molecular mechanisms at play? @sarahbbliz

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