Schedule

**Registration is required — Event is free**

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

6:30 PM
MBB Atrium
Adrienne Smith Alumni & Student Interaction Dinner

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

9:00 AM

MBB Atrium

Breakfast

11:00 AM

MBB Atrium

Alumni & Stupka Family Reception

12:10 PM

1102 MBB

Dr. Joan Steitz, Keynote Lunch with Students

1:10 PM

1102 MBB

Dr. Craig Pikaard, Keynote Lunch with Students

2:10 PM

MBB Atrium

Poster Session 1

3:10 PM

MBB Atrium

Poster Session 2

4:10 PM

1414 MBB

Opening Remarks

4:20 PM

1414 MBB

Emma Vontalge, Student speaker
Development of split Cas6 for inducible dimerization modules

4:35 PM

1414 MBB

Dr. Joan Steitz, Keynote speaker
The Enigma of Viral Noncoding RNAs

5:15 PM

1414 MBB

Emily Juhl, Student speaker
Transgenic analysis of maize endosperm metabolism

5:30 PM

MBB Atrium

Break and Refreshments

5:50 PM

1414 MBB

Jacqueline Ehrlich, Student speaker
Mutagenesis of XXT1 and XXT5 reveals modes of substrate binding and structure solubility relationship

6:05 PM

1414 MBB

Matt Mead, Alumni speaker
To kill or not to kill: Characterizing evolutionary differences between pathogenic and non-pathogenic fungi

6:30 PM

1414 MBB

Dr. Craig Pikaard, Keynote speaker
Mechanisms of selective gene silencing in plants

7:10 PM

1414 MBB

Poster Awards

7:15 PM

MBB Atrium

Hickory Park Dinner