Marcus A. Samuel, PhD
Associate Professor of Integrative Cell Biology (Plant Biology)
University of Calgary
Dr. Marcus Samuel is an Associate Professor of Integrative Cell Biology (Plant Biology) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. Dr. Samuel received his PhD in Plant Biology from Brian Ellis’ lab at the University of British Columbia and did his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto with Daphne Goring, working on self-incompatibility response in Brassicaceae. Dr. Samuel’s research involves understanding cell-cell communication that occurs between the pollen and the stigma that is crucial for successful reproduction in flowering plants. His NSERC Discovery research program aims to identify the signaling network that allows plants to discern between compatible and incompatible mates. Dr. Samuel’s group is also involved in translational research that focuses on trait improvement in canola through biotechnological solutions. His research group has developed new methods to confer frost-tolerant seed degreening, to enhance drought tolerance and to improve shatter tolerance in canola. Dr. Samuel is currently supported by the Alberta Crop Industry Development Funds, NSERC Strategic Partnership Projects Grant, and industry funding from Frontier Agri-Sciences inc. and Crop Production Services Inc.
Saturday, July 14
4:40 PM – 5:05 PM