Professor of Genetics; Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology
University of California Riverside
Julia Bailey-Serres is Distinguished Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences and Director of the Center for Plant Cell Biology at the Unverisity of California, Riverside. She is also Professor of Molecular Rice Physiology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her honors include member of the US National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancment of Sciences, fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists and receipeint of the USDA National Research Initiatives Dicovery Award. She works on the molecular functions of the rice SUBMERGENCE 1A gene, responsible for survival of prolonged submergence as evidenced by its successful use in stabilizing lowland rice production. Her research has provided insight into sensing, signaling and response to cellular hypoxia. She has developed technologies to uncover gene activity in specific cell types of multicellular organisms, through the capture of ribosomes and the associated mRNAs. Her current research focuses on understanding mechanisms of metabolic and developmental plasticity that underlie successful stress survival, which may be used to increase crop yields in variable environments.
Saturday, July 14
5:10 PM – 5:35 PM