Indiana University Department of Biology announces the tenth annual Carlos O. Miller Lecture in Plant Molecular Biology



Mary Lou Guerinot, Dartmouth College of Biological Sciences, visits the Indiana University Department of Biology to give the Carlos O. Miller Lecture on Thursday, November 21, at 4 p.m. in Myers Hall 130 (915 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN).  The title of her talk is “Gene Discovery in Aid of Plant Nutrition, Human Health, and Environmental Remediation.”  Dr. Guerinot is a fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science .


Professor Guerinot is a molecular geneticist whose principal expertise is on metal transport and regulation of gene expression by metals. Plants are the major point of entry for essential metals into the food chain in most cases, so her work is laying the foundation for crops that offer sustainable solutions for malnutrition. Her work also has applications for environmental remediation with the goal of using metal-accumulating plants to remove toxic metals from the soil.


The Carlos O. Miller Lectures honor Professor Carlos Miller (1923-2012), a beloved member of the Indiana University Department of Biology faculty for 55 years, who had a longstanding interest in the mechanisms of plant growth and development. Established in 2004, the lecture series brings prominent scientists to Bloomington to discuss their research.


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Global Brigades Spring Break Service Trip Call-Out

Wednesday, November 20th, 8:00 pm, Chemistry 122

Interested in doing volunteer work this spring break?  Want to join the largest student-led social movement on the planet?  Join us for a brief call-out meeting to find out more information about spring break trips in the disciplines of Business, Medicine, Microfinance, Human Rights, Environmental, Public Health, and Water.  These programs offer volunteer trips to Honduras, Panama, and Ghana.  Come learn which program caters best to your interests and how you can get involved!  Deadlines are soon approaching so be sure to attend!

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