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2022 IPB Career Symposium

IPB mini-career symposium: An interactive session on "Navigating the future after graduate school: Next Generation Plant Science Careers."

About Plant Biology

The Interdepartmental Plant Biology (IPB), previously Interdepartmental Plant Physiology Major (IPPM), educates scientists in basic plant biology, including but not limiting to plant molecular biology, plant cell biology, plant physiology, and plant organismal biology and provides training in the most state of the art methods and technologies. Graduate study in IPB, leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees, is offered through eight participating departments: AgronomyBiochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology (BBMB)Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE)ChemistryEcology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB)Genetics Development & Cell Biology (GDCB)Horticulture, and Plant Pathology.

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Recent Publications

Bassham, Walley, Yin labs (2021): The F-box E3 ubiquitin ligase BAF1 mediates the degradation of the brassinosteroid-activated transcription factor BES1 through selective autophagy in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, koab210,

Zabotina lab (2021): Xyloglucan Xylosyltransferase 1 Displays Promiscuity Toward Donor Substrates During in Vitro Reactions. Plant and Cell Physiology, pcab114,

Aung lab (2021): Plasmodesmata-Dependent Intercellular Movement of Bacterial Effectors. Front. Plant Sci. 12:640277. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.640277

Baum lab (2021): Esophageal Gland RNA-seq Resource of a Virulent and Avirulent Population of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 2021 Apr 26.doi:10.1094/MPMI-03-21-0051-A

Bhattacharyya lab (2021): Arabidopsis non-host resistance PSS30 gene enhances broad-spectrum disease resistance in the soybean cultivar Williams 82. Plant J, 107: 1432-1446

Hufford lab (2021): Molecular Parallelism Underlies Convergent Highland Adaptation of Maize Landraces. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 38, 3567–3580

Kelley lab (2021): slim shady is a novel allele of PHYTOCHROME B present in the T-DNA line SALK_015201. Plant Direct. 2021; 5:e00326.

Peters lab (2021): Interdependent evolution of biosynthetic gene clusters for momilactone production in rice. The Plant Cell, 33, 290–305

Schnable lab (2021): TWAS results are complementary to and less affected by linkage disequilibrium than GWAS. Plant Physiology, 186, 1800–1811

Yu lab (2021): An integrated framework reinstating the environmental dimension for GWAS and genomic selection in crops. Molecular Plant, 14, 874-887

Graham lab (2021): A new decade and new data at SoyBase, the USDA-ARS soybean genetics and genomics database. Nucleic Acids Research, 49, D1496–D1501