2017 Timothy C. Hall Memorial Symposium

Distinguished Professor Tim Hall

The symposium is sponsored
by a generous gift from
Dr. Eric Yong Xu ’93.

Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Invited Speakers

Theo Dreher, Professor of Microbiology, Oregon State University

Greg Pogue, Interim Executive Director of the IC2 Institutue of the University of Texas at Austin

Rohit Duggal, Director of Experimental Cellular Therapy, Sorrento Therapeutics, San Diego

Mahesh Chandrasekharan, Assistant Professor, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Laksminarayan Iyer, Staff Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health

Siva Kumpatla, Group Leader, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis

A.L.N. Rao, Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside

We particularly encourage members of the Hall laboratory to participate in the symposium and Hall Lab reunion.  If you can attend, please contact Tom McKnight (mcknight@bio.tamu.edu) for details on special travel and lodging arrangements made possible by Dr. Xu’s generous support.

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.