Dr. Hayes is a team leader for genomics operations and protein structure analysis at DuPont Pioneer. His research interests include: using informational database and high-throughput chemical genomics to correlate phenotypes to gene variations. And his role at DuPont Pioneer is to lead a team esponsible for the management, analysis and dissemination of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. Including sample management, pipeline development and management, alignment, assembly and interpretation of RNAseq, WGS, miRNAseq, TSSseq, microarray and specialized NGS applications.
The Jackson Lab studies signals in cells that regulate growth and shape in plants. His lab has discovered several genes that control plant architecture by exerting influence on stem cells. In addition, the Jackson lab has created a collection of maize transgenic lines enabling the maize and broader community to do experiments never before possible in crop plants.
Dr. Sethi studies insect resistance at DuPont Pioneer. His research focuses on new technologies to control economically damaging agricultural pests like western corn rootworm.
Dr. Janick-Buckner is a professor of biological sciences at Truman State University. Her research focuses on cellular and molecular analysis in maize and most importantly, training undergraduate students to be independent researchers through course and lab work.
The Stacey lab focuses on many different aspects of soybean biology including: understanding host-microbe interactions, specifically the symbiosis between a nitrogen fixing bacteria, Bradyrhizobium japonica and soybean, the role of extracellular ATP and peptide transport in plant growth and development, genomics, and biotechnology.
Dr. Meyers’s work focuses on genome-scale studies of RNA and components of RNA silencing pathways, with a recent emphasis on plant reproductive biology and the evolution of plant small RNAs.
Abstract Title * An epigenetic breeding system in soybean for increased yield and stability
Abstract Title * Selection and characterization of rice blast (Magnaporthe oryzae) suppressing antagonistic bacterial strains from the rhizosphere of rice
Abstract Title * Zygotic genome activation in isogenic and hybrid embryos of Arabidopsis