82th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Plant Biology

Symposium Schedule

Saturday April 28, 2018

Time Activities Location
11:30-11:00 Registration ILC 1st floor Foyer
12:45-1:00 Welcome- Om Parkash Dhankher and

Prof. John McCarthy, Provost, UMass Amherst

ILC Lecture Hall room N151
1:00-1:45 Prof. Danny Schnell, MSU East Lansing, MI

A Systems Level Analysis to Understand the Control of the Metabolic and Genetic Networks Controlling Seed Oil Production Using the Model Oilseed Crop Plant, Camelina sativa

ILC Lecture Hall room N151
1:45-2:30 Randy Allen, OSU, Ardmore, OK

Translational research on abiotic stress tolerance and fiber development in cotton

ILC Lecture Hall room N151
2:30-3:00 Coffee Break Integrated Learning Center 1st floor Foyer
3:00-3:45 Subhash Minocha, UNH, Durham, NH

Living with high putrescine: Metabolic Engineering of the Interacting Pathway of Glu-Orn-Arg-Pro-polyamines and GABA


ILC Lecture Hall room N151
3:45-4:30 Kristi Snell, Yield10 BioScience, Woburn MA

Technologies for increasing plant yield and oil content:  The Yield10 Bioscience Platform

Marriott Room at Campus Center 11th floor
4:30-4:45 Walk to Poster session Marriott Room at Campus Center 11th floor
4:45-6:45 Poster set up, Poster session and Reception Marriott Room at Campus Center 11th floor
4:45-5:45 Even Poster number
5:45-6:45 Odd Poster number
7:00-9:00 Banquet and Entertainment Amherst room, Campus Center 10th Floor
8:30-9:15 NEASPB Executive Committee meeting Amherst room, Campus Center 10th Floor





Sunday April 29, 2018

7:30-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast ILC 1st floor Foyer
Oral Presentations
8:30-8:45 Srinivasan Krishnan, Postoc, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell


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8:45-9:00 Heng-Hsuan Chu, Postdoc, Dartmouth College, NH

A Point Mutation of Arabidopsis Vacuolar-Iron-Transporter1-Like-5 Protein Confers Iron Deficiency Tolerance and Improves Iron Accumulation in Seeds

ILC room N151
9:00-9:15 Kirk MacKinnon, MS student, UMass Amherst

Exploring Diurnal Rhythmic Gene Expression in Brachypodium distachyon

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9:15-9:30 Kwanghee Lee, Postdoc, UConn, Storrs

The  Aurora kinases function in vascular development in Arabidopsis

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9:30- 9:45 Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Prof. Amherst College

Mitochondrial Ferropotin and Iron Homeostasis in Plants

ILC room N151
9:45-10:05 NEASPB Business meeting


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10:05- 10:30 Coffee Break


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10:30-10:45 Sandra Zolj, Graduate student, Boston University

The Arabidopsis alf3-1 Mutation Causes Autoimmunity in the Root and Identifies a TIR Domain Protein

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10:45-11:00 Rania El-tanbouly, Graduate Student, UConn Storrs

Elucidation of Involvement of Jasmonate in Shade Response of Perennial Ryegrass.

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11:00-11:15 Minsoo Kim, Postdoc, UMass Amherst

MTERF18/SHOT1 Protein Is Involved in Mitochondrial Nucleoid Organization by Binding Directly to the Mitochondrial DNA and ATAD3 Proteins in Arabidopsis

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11:15-11:30 Roshani Budhathoki, Undergraduate student, Eastern Connecticut State University

Characterization of a Novel chicken foot-like nodules (cfn) Mutant Defective in Root Architecture and Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in the Model Legume Plant Medicago truncatula

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11:30-11:45 TBD ILC room N151
11:45-12:00 TBD ILC room N151
12:00-12:15 ASPB Student Ambassador program information


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12:15-12:30 Best Presentation and Poster Awards


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12:30 PM Adjourn ILC room N151