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Breeding Crops for Resilience to a Changing Climate

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Pamela Ronald, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center
University of California, Davis
Member, National Academy of Sciences

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: Breeding Crops for Resilience to a Changing Climate

Date: Oct. 20, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (Reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.)

About this Seminar

The rapid advance of genetic technologies has provided new tools to generate crops that are resilient to climate change, resistant to infection and that can better sequester carbon. Dr. Ronald will discuss the development of climate-resilient rice varieties, the genetic basis for plant resistance and CRISPR-mediated strategies to enhance carbon sequestration of rice. 

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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