The puzzles of plant chemical defense: unexpected trade-offs and multiple roles in grasses
The Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology welcomes Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon, Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Germany. Dr. Gershenzon will present his lecture titled "The puzzles of plant chemical defense: unexpected trade-offs and multiple roles in grasses."
Dr. Gershenzon is originally from California and received his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin, in Botany, with an emphasis on biochemistry. He moved to Germany in 1997 to become one of the first directors of the newly established Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, and he has since become one of the most prolific and cited scientists in our field. He has a wide range of interests, from molecular and biochemical mechanisms of plant defense to organismal consequences, all of which are active areas of research in his large and accomplished research group. He is also really fun to talk to: inquisitive, generous, friendly, and with a seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of the literature.
Monday, April 15 at 4:00pm
Davidson Math and Science Center, 105
1055 Evans Avenue, Reno, NV 89512, USA