As part of Cornell’s Genome Biology Initiative, five scientists involved in plant-related research will be visiting campus during spring semester 2019.
- Feb 5: Systems biology of root development
Siobhan Brady, UC-Davis
- March 27: Epigenomics of Neuron Diversity and Connectivity in the Mammalian Brain
Joe Ecker, Salk Institute (though not the subject of his talk, Ecker has conducted extensive research on Arabidopsis)
- April 9: Systematic discovery of gene regulatory elements using chromatic structure in plant genomes
Robert Schmitz, University of Georgia
- April 16: Mechanisms of selective gene silencing
Craig Pikaard, Indiana University
- May 3: Epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation in yeast, Arabidopsis, and maize
Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Lab
Genome Biology is one of seven strategic discipline areas targeted by the Provost’s Radical Collaboration Initiative, directed at reaching across disciplines to build a research community where integration of deep expertise points the way toward new innovation. The Genome Biology Task Force is composed of 15 faculty members from across Cornell, including Adam Bogdanove in SIPS. A top priority of the 2018 Task Force Report concerns recruitment of new genomics faculty with the potential for broad game-changing impact, enrichment of existing areas of strength, and synergy with other Cornell initiatives. Faculty in non-plant related fields will also be visiting campus as part of the initiative.