2017 Timothy C. Hall Memorial Symposium2017-08-08T16:17:06+00:00

2017 Timothy C. Hall Memorial Symposium

Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2017

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX


Dr. Timothy C. Hall (1937-2016) was a pioneer of plant molecular biology, plant transformation, and related biotechnology who joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1984 as a distinguished professor of biology and department head.  For more than 30 years, Dr. Hall served as an integral part of the Department of Biology, building a legacy of scientific and educational achievement.

In addition to sponsoring this year’s symposium, Dr. Xu established the Timothy C. Hall-Heep Foundation Distinguished Visiting Faculty Chair in Biology. More information about Dr. Hall’s legacy of research and mentorship can be found in the Department of Biology’s In Memoriam tribute.


James Carrington
Danforth Plant Science Center
Keynote Speaker
Plants, Antiviral Defense, and
Doing More with Our Science

Theo Dreher
Professor of Microbiology at
Oregon State University
A Career in Molecular Biology Jump-Started
by Studying
the tRNA-Like Structure
of Brome Mosaic Virus

Greg Pogue
Interim Executive Director, IC2 Institute
of the University of Texas at Austin
Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals: A Growing
Reality and the History of ZmappTM
and Medical Interventions in the
Ebola Outbreak of 2014-15


Mahesh Chandrasekharan
Assistant Professor,
Huntsman Cancer Institute,
at the University of Utah
Counteracting Enzymes Set1 and Jhd2
Co-Regulate H3k4 Methylation,
Chromatin Dynamics, and Gene Expression

Laksminarayan Iyer
Staff Scientist, National Center
for Biotechnology Information, NIH
Uncovering Lesser-Known DNA Modification Systems:
A Triumph of Computational Biology

Allen Miller
Professor of Plant Pathology &
Microbiology and Biochemistry,
Biophysics & Molecular Biology
at Iowa State University
Translational Control of Plant Viruses

Eugene Shakirov
Research Associate,
Dept. of Integrative Biology at
the University of Texas at Austin
Molecular and Genomic Insights into
Telomere Length Control in Arabidopsis

Photos from Timothy C. Hall Memorial Symposium May 18 & 19, 2017