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.
The Guerinot Lab: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~guerinot/LAB_/Home.html
The Carlos O. Miller Lecture Series: http://www.bio.indiana.edu/events/lectures/miller.shtml