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The Pub Club (Mar 24): The Coaster Club – PRI PI Q&A Session #2
March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“The Coaster Club” is a twist on our popular “Mug Club” Gatherings. In these gatherings multiple guests join us to lead and guide the discussion of the group. This will be our second gathering of its kind and is being combined with our much anticipated PI Q&A Day. For those who have not participated in the past, PI Q&A Day pulls from questions submitted in advance and poses them to the PIs to answer. This format promotes both open communication in our Friday Gathering as well as a relaxed productive relationship between PIs and those they mentor. Submit your questions now and don’t miss out on what promises to be an exciting and informative event!
This semester we will be using our popular PI Q&A day to sit down with Mike Thomashow and Gregg Howe – both faculty in the new Plant Resilience Institute (PRI) – to learn more about this new scientific endeavor of which all our labs are a part. To better utilize our time, start thinking of your PRI-related questions now. You can submit your questions by 1) writing them on paper and adding them to the PI Q&A box in the living room or 2) adding them in the comment box below.
Dr. Mike Thomashow is the Founding Director of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute. He is a University Distinguished Professor and MSU Foundation Professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory with academic appointments in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. His research seeks to “understand the mechanisms that plants have evolved to tolerate abiotic stresses and use this information to improve the yield of crops used for food and bioenergy.”
Dr. Gregg Howe is the Founding Deputy Director of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute. He is an MSU Foundation Professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory with an academic appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His research aims understand “how plants respond to insect herbivory and other forms of wound stress.”