The Baum lab would like to announce the graduation of Dr. Jason Noon from his PhD program at Iowa State University. During his time in the Baum lab, Jason was involved in identifying and functionally characterizing the roles of Heterodera glycines effectors during parasitism of soybean, and on the transcriptional reprogramming of soybean root cells during syncytium formation. Read more about Jason Noon Graduates
Gennady Pogorelko gave a talk entitled "Heterodera Effector Protein 4E02 is a Powerful Regulator of Plant Susceptibility" during the 2016 joint meeting of the Society of Nematologists and the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America. The meeting was held in Montreal, Canada July 17-21, 2016. Read more about Gennady Pogorelko gives a talk at the 2016 Society of Nematology/ONTA meeting in Montreal, July 2016
Vijaya Paramasivan presented a poster, entitled "A cyst nematode effector regulates plant gene expression through epigenetic modifications" at the 2016 MPMI meeting, held in Portland, Oregon, July 17-21, 2016. Read more about Vijaya Paramasivan presents poster at the 2016 MPMI meeting in Portland in July 2016
Thomas Baum chaired a session on Microbial Manipulation of the Host and presented a talk, entitled "Mechanisms of Host Manipulations by Heterodera Cyst Nematodes," at the 2016 MPMI meeting held in Portland, Oregon on July 17-21, 2016. Read more about Thomas Baum chairs session, gives talk at the 2016 MPMI meeting in Portland in July 2016
Thomas Baum and Tom Maier traveled to Braga, Portugal in September 2016 to attend the European Society of Nematologist's 32nd Symposium. While attending the meeting, Baum and Maier also participated in a workshop to discuss the current state of the progress in plant-parasitic nematode transformation. Read more about Thomas Baum and Tom Maier attend the 2016 European Society of Nematologists meeting in Braga, Portugal
A block north of our current location, the new Advanced Teaching and Research Building is starting to take shape. The ATRB, part of ISU President Leath's Bioscience Initiative, will house our entire department, along with some labs from the Department of Entomology and the Department of Genetics and Developmental Cell Biology. You can follow along with the progress at the ATRB construction cam.
WHO-TV Des Moines recently ran a news story featuring the new artwork in the ATRB atrium. The full news story can be found here. In short, the artist that was commissioned for this piece, Gaston Nogues, from Los Angeles, was interviewed and gave his thoughts on the new piece, along with what he's heard scientists in the building calling the art. Spoiler Alert! It's a NEMATODE!! ;-)