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When: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1130
Event Type(s): Seminar
The PSLA Lecture Series, 11/6/13, hosts Dr. Benjamin Babst, Biosciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Title of Seminar: Using PET Radioisotopes for Basic Whole-Plant Research of Bioenergy Crops
Description: I use positron-emitting radiotracers to study transport and metabolism of biochemicals and phytohormones in plants. I will present ongoing studies of carbohydrate transport and whole-plant allocation, and the roles of auxin transport in large grass stems, in the context of DOE missions to develop dedicated non-food crops for bioenergy.
Ben Babst earned a B.S in Biology at UMBC, a master's degree at the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. at Tufts University with a focus on plant responses to herbivory. His postdoc appointment focused on phenylpropanoid metabolism in poplar. Dr. Babst moved to Brookhaven National Lab as a Distinguished Goldhaber Fellow, and now is a tenure track scientific staff member, studying whole-plant physiology.
For more information, contact:
Susan E. Burk
+1 301 405 6244