R. R. Nelson Memorial Lectures

An historical record of the R. R. Nelson Memorial Lectures held to date.


2016. Dr. Jeffrey B. Jones, Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Florida. Insights into variation of Xanthomonas perforans and other xanthomonads using multilocus sequence analysis and whole genome sequencing.

2015. Dr. Sheng-Yang He, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Energy (DOE) Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University. Bacterial pathogenesis as a probe of disease and basic plant mechanisms.

2014. Dr. Laurence V. Madden, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University. The costs of plant disease prediction.

2013. Environmental Microbiology Symposium.

2012. Dr. Daniel F. Klessig, Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University. SOS: Too many mobile signals in systemic acquired resistance? CRT1, a key player in multiple layers of immunity.

2010. Dr. Barbara Valent, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University. Battle inside a rice cell: Effector dynamics during biotrophic invasion by the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae.

2009. Dr. Alan Collmer, Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Cornell University. Pseudomonas syringae and plants: a relationship built on lethal injections.

2008. Dr. Martin B. Dickman, Director, Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, Dept. of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A & M University. Death be not proud: Modulation of programmed cell death for disease/stress tolerance in plants.

2007. Dr. Jan Leach, Professor, Dept. of Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management, Colorado State University. Approaches to broad-spectrum, desirable plant disease resistance.