Respected scholars in the STEM fields will visit the Cal Poly Pomona campus on Friday, Jan. 29 when Cal Poly Pomona hosts a special symposium focused on research and graduate school.
“microMORPH 2016: Past, Present and Future of Plant Evo-Devo,” as the symposium is titled, will be held in Bldg. 4, room 2-314 from noon a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a free event.
Speakers include Pamela Diggle from the University of Connecticut, William Friedman from Harvard, Amy Litt of UC Riverside, Bharti Sharma of Cal Poly Pomona and Neelima Sinha from UC Davis.
The first 90 minutes of the event will be a Q&A session on how to prepare for graduate school. That will be followed by a 30-minute tea break.
From 2 to 4 p.m. the scholars will present their research on topics that include the history of the study of plant evolution, the role genes play in the development of fruit, gene duplication and novelty, and why plants have differently shaped leaves.
From 4 to 5 p.m., attendees will have a chance to enjoy pizza with the guest speakers.
To register for the event, contact Bharti Sharma, organizing chair and assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-869-4049. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the event.