“Genes Involved in Maize Secondary Metabolism Revealed by An Integrated Metabolomics, Transcriptomics, and Quantitative Genetics Approach” - Simon (Shaoqun) Zhou

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:15am

Plant Science Building, 404

Simon (Shaoqun) Zhou
Graduate Student Exit Seminar
Plant Biology, Cornell University

Thesis: Interactions between plants and their biotic environments in the soil microbial community

I am an evolutionary biology PhD student interested in the interactions between plants and their biotic environments, especially soil microbial community. Using a combination of natural variation surveying and controlled artificial selection approach, I hope to understand how plants and their rhizospheric microbiome maintain a dynamic homeostasis, and respond to environmental stress (e.g. herbivory) and internal changes (e.g. host plant polyploidy) as a community.

My undergraduate research experiences focused on plant population genetics, phylogenetics and palynology, which I continue to study and apply in my current project.

 

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Seminar

Departments

Plant Biology

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plant biology, sips, nysaes, CALScomm

Website

https://plantbio.cals.cornell.edu/

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#seminar

Contact E-Mail

tln2@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Tara Reed

Contact Phone

607.255.2131

Speaker

Simon (Shaoqun) Zhou

Speaker Affiliation

Cornell University

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