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Julian I. Schroeder

Plants Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Interface Between Abiotic and Biotic Stress Responses

May 27, 2015

Prof. Schroeder is a AAAS Fellow and as of April 28, 2015, a newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. He also currently serves as the President of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). He is the recipient of numerous awards and is internationally recognized as a renowned plant scientist working at the forefront of plant membrane signaling and nutrient transporters. His research has resulted in over 200 publications, including numerous articles in the top scientific journals including Nature, Science, Cell, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, as well as several patents.

Dr. Julian Schroeder is the evening keynote for the 2015 Interdisciplinary Plant Group symposium. Dr. Schroeder will present “Stomatal Abscisic Acid Signaling Specificity and Transpiration Regulation by CO2”. Stomata are pores in plant leaves that allow access of CO2 to the photosynthetic machinery inside the leaf. At the same time, plants lose water and pathogenic microbes can gain entry through these pores. The topic of the 2015 IPG Symposium is how plants integrate the different and often contrasting environmental challenges facing them. Stomatal pores are like a nerve center for plants in how they deal with stresses such as heat, water loss and pathogen attack. Dr. Schroeder’s seminar on his path-breaking research on the regulation by plants of the opening and closing of these pores is a cornerstone of the symposium’s scientific aim of integrating plant stress research. The seminar will be at 6:15PM on May 27 in the Monsanto Auditorium of the Bond Life Sciences Center. This event is open to the public.