Steve Kay, Ph.D.
“Joanne Chory – Innovating and Impacting the future of Plant Science”
Light Signaling: Then and Now
Jason Reed, Ph.D.
“The long and short of hypocotyls”
Christian Fankhauser, Ph.D.
“From PKS1 and HFR1 to the study of phototropism and shade-avoidance”
Eirini Kaiserli, Ph.D.
“Light and flowering regulators convene in nuclear photobodies”
Ullas Pedmale, Ph.D.
“The reds and the blues of the shade avoidance response”
10:30 am Coffee Break
Auxin and the Shade Avoidance Response: Then and Now
Meng Chen, Ph.D.
“Signaling output mechanisms of plant phytochromes”
Yunde Zhao, Ph.D.
“Regulation of auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis”
Jennifer Nemhauser, Ph.D.
“Seven things I learned from Joanne”
Zuyu Zheng, Ph.D.
“Auxin metabolic pathways modulate plant shade avoidance responses”
12:10 pm Lunch – Foyer
Brassinosteroids: The Chory Lab Cleans Up!
Jianming Li, Ph.D
“Regulation of BIN2 activity by brassinosteroids”
Zhiyong Wang, Ph.D.
“Brassinosteroid signaling and beyond”
Sigal Savaldi-Goldstein, Ph.D.
“Understanding coherent growth: brassinosteroid activity gets context”
Xuelu Wang, Ph.D.
“Brassinosteroids control plant architecture through cell cycle regulation in monocots”
Michael Hothorn, Ph.D.
“Plant membrane signal transduction by LRR receptor kinases”
From Retrograde Signaling to Chloroplast Quality Control
Åsa Strand, Ph.D.
“Chloroplast development; a tale of two genomes”
Jesse Woodson, Ph.D.
“Balancing energy production with stress: Chloroplasts as environmental sensors”
3:30 pm Coffee Break
We Go Full Circle: Light Signaling Variation in the Natural World
Julin Maloof, Ph.D.
“Exploring natural variation in tomato shade avoidance”
Justin Borevitz, Ph.D.
“20 years of Arabidopsis natural variation Genomics2Phenomics2Climate”
Detlef Weigel, Ph.D.
“Looking Back and Looking Ahead