Events / Genetics Seminar Series

Genetics Seminar Series

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, 520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Xuehua Zhong, PhD
Department of Biology
Washington University

Department of Genetics

Epigenetic regulation and environmental adaptation

Talk abstract:  The Zhong laboratory is interested in how cellular machines sense intrinsic and extrinsic cues and alter chromatin landscapes to generate adaptive responses. They focus on epigenetic regulation by exploring how chromatin dynamics is established, maintained, erased, and inherited over time, and how altered chromatin modifications lead to improved plant traits and environmental adaptation. They combine functional genomics and high-throughput proteomics and genomics techniques together with genetic and biochemical tools to understand the function and mechanism of epigenetic processes and develop novel chromatin-based technology for biomass production.

Hosted by:  Dr. Ting Wang
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)