Toward Heartier Food Crops: Pursuing Non-Genetic Regulation of Plant Traits
Presented by Mary Gehring, Member, Whitehead institute
In this webinar, Whitehead Member Mary Gehring will explore epigenetic mechanisms of information transfer from one generation of plants to the next. She will focus on the role of dna methylation and demethylation in plant growth and development. And she'll discuss the prospects for epigenetic engineering of heartier plants -- which will be key to feeding a growing global population despite climate change's negative effects on agricultural yields.
LIve webinar. Free and open to all.
Mary Gehring began her scientific career at Williams College, earned her doctorate from University of California Berkeley in 2005, and continued her studies as a postdoctoral researcher with Steven Henikoff at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center. Gehring came to Whitehead Institute in 2010 and was named the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Career Development Professor by MIT in 2011. In 2020 she was named the Landon T. Clay Career Development Chair at Whitehead Institute.
Valhalla Fellow, Whitehead Institute