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CIDA mini-symposium, part of the Life Sciences Lecture Series: "Mechanical Feedbacks in Plant Morphogenesis" - Elliot Meyerowitz

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Biotechnology Building, G10
Central Campus

The Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) hosts a Symposium in conjunction with the Life Sciences Lecture Series (LSLS), featuring Elliot Meyerowitz 


CIDA Symposium:

Presentations from faculty, postdocs, and graduate students


“Computational Morphodynamics of Sepal Development,” Adrienne Roeder, Associate Professor, Plant Biology, School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS)

“Single Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of the Maize Shoot Apex,” Jack Satterlee, Graduate Student, Plant Biology, SIPS, CALS 

“Molecular Genetic Dissection of Calcium Signaling in Plant Immunity Regulation Using Arabidopsis Autoimmune Mutants,” Jian Hua, Professor, Plant Biology, SIPS, CALS 

“Robust Model Predictive Control of Irrigation Systems with Active Uncertainty Learning and Data Analytics,” Wei-Han Chen, Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), College of Engineering (COE)

“Modifying Soil Microbiome Function to Manage Weed Populations,” Jenny Kao-Kniffen, Associate Professor, Horticulture, SIPS, CALS

“Probing Photosynthesis from Remote Sensing of Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF): from Leaf to Globe,” Christine Chang, Postdoctoral Researcher, Crop and Soil Science, SIPS, CALS

“Spore Dispersal by Raindrop Air-vortex,” Sunny Jung, Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE), CALS

"In-field Whole Plant Maize Architecture Characterized by Latent Space Phenotyping," Joe Gage, Postdoctoral Researcher, Plant Breeding and Genetics, SIPS, CALS 

“Plant Membrane Bioelectrode Sensors for Digital Agriculture Data Acquisition,” Susan Daniel, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, COE

“AquaDust: Responsive Nanogels to Understand Multiscale Plant-water Relations,” Piyush Jain, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, COE

“Insights into the Genetic Control of Vitamin Levels in Maize Grain,” Mike Gore, Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, SIPS, CALS 

“Towards Generalizable and Equitable IoT Systems for Digital Agriculture” Gloire Rubambiza, Graduate Student, Computer Science (CS), Computing and Information Science (CIS)


Elliot Meyerowitz: 

George W. Beadle Professor of Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Division of Biology,

California Institute of Technology


Lecture Title: Mechanical Feedbacks in Plant Morphogenesis

Date/Time: Friday, September 13, 2019, 4:00pm

Location: G10 Biotechnology Building


Elliot Meyerowitz did his undergraduate work at Columbia University and received his PhD from Yale University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, Meyerowitz joined the biology faculty at CalTech in 1980. Meyerowitz was an expert in neural development of fish and drosophila before he became a pioneer in the study of plant development, using the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana. Meyerowitz is well known for his contributions on the genetic and molecular basis of floral development and pattern formation. He is also recognized for his contributions on the molecular mechanisms of shoot meristems, which comprise stem cell pools in plants. More recently, Meyerowitz has turned his attention to physical and computational modeling of shoot morphogenesis.


Meyerowitz is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1995), and the American Philosophical Society (1998), and is a foreign member of the French Académie des Sciences (2002) and the Royal Society (2004).



Michael J. Scanlon, Plant Biology

Daniel A. Barbash, Molecular Biology and Genetics

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