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Robert Trigiano Nov. 18: Flowering Dogwoods Suffer Pandemics Too

Join us Friday, Nov. 18 for “Flowering Dogwoods Suffer Pandemics Too,” a presentation by Robert Trigiano, UT chancellor’s professor and professor of entomology and plant pathology at the UT Institute for Agriculture.

Humans are not the only life form to suffer pandemics. Over the last 50 or so years, flowering dogwoods have been beset with two devastating diseases. In his presentation, Professor Trigiano will discuss how scientists have hope for flowering dogwood’s survival despite the lack of vaccines.

The presentation begins at noon on Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the presentation.

Register for the Nov. 18 Science Forum. 

About Robert Trigiano

Robert Trigiano’s current research focuses on genomics, population genetics, propagation of endangered plants, diseases of ornamentals, and molecular marker systems for various plants and pathogens. He is also the associate director of the Weed Diagnostic Center and the editor-in-chief of Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences.

Professor Trigiano earned his BS in biology and chemistry from Juniata College in Pennsylvania, a master’s of science in biology from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in botany and plant pathology from North Carolina State University.

About the Science Forum

Started in 1933, the UT Science Forum is one of the oldest UT organizations. Its purpose? To share the latest scientific research with the public.

Nearly 90 years later, the UT Science Forum provides an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities.

Join Us Friday Nov. 18 at Noon via Zoom

Join us Fridays at noon for an opportunity to discuss the latest scientific research with distinguished professors and researchers. Presentations are 40 minutes and designed for the general public. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

For the health and safety of our campus and Knoxville community, we will host all fall 2022 Science Forum lectures on Zoom. Visit the Zoom Help Center to learn more about setting up an account and joining a meeting.