Dave Des Marais, Harvard, presents this lecture. From his website:
I study the diversity of life at many different scales. Like most of us, I am amazed by the visual diversity of plant life. But I am also fascinated by the diversity of genes, proteins, and other molecules which give rise to the beautiful plants that surround us. My research addresses how molecular processes shape organismal diversity, and how these processes evolve within and between species of plants.
Edward McAssey presents a seminar. Hosted by: John M. Burke. His research focus is plant evolutionary genetics and genomics. More specifically, studying the genetic basis of evolutionary divergence within the sunflower family (i.e., the Compositae or the Asteraceae). He also maintains an interest in the ecological and evolutionary impact of transgene escape from genetically modified crops into their wild relatives.
Brian Kvitko, from the department of plant pathology at University of Georgia, will present the following:
"Isa Genzken: Geometries of Lived Perspective," Lisa Lee, an assistant professor of art history at Emory University. Lee will discusses German artist Genzken, whose large wooden sculptures challenge the understanding of line and surface.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, will present "Genealogy, Genetics and Race" as the 2015 Peabody-Smithgall Lecture.