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PAG XXIII Plenary Speakers (Click Each for More Info)

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    Philip E. Bourne
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    Xuemei Chen
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    Mike Goddard
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    Jeff Leach
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    Giles Oldroyd
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    Beth Shapiro
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    Christina Warinner

xuemei.chenDistinguished Professor, HHMI Investigator, Department of Botany and Plant Science, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California, Riverside, USA
January 13 - 8:00 AM
Town & Country Ballroom

Xuemei Chen is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences and Institute of Integrative Genome Biology at University of California, Riverside. She is a plant molecular biologist recognized for her work on small RNAs and plant development. She is known particularly for her pioneering studies on plant microRNAs – their identification, biogenesis and degradation, and developmental functions.


Chen was born, and grew up, in Harbin, a northeastern city in China. She graduated with her B.S. degree from Peking University in 1988, and was selected to participate in the CUSBEA (China-US Biology Examinations and Admissions) program that provided opportunities for Chinese students to pursue Ph.D. studies in US institutions. She received a doctorate from Cornell University in 1995. After postdoctoral training from 1995 to 1998 at California Institute of Technology, she started her Assistant Professor position in 1999 at the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and won the Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence at Rutgers University. She moved to University of California, Riverside in 2005 as an Associate Professor and was promoted to Full Professor in 2009, Endowed Chair Professor in 2010, and Distinguished Professor in 2013. In 2011, she was selected to be an Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation investigator. In 2013, she was elected into the US National Academy of Sciences.

Plenary Lecture Schedule

Sunday, January 11

6:15 PM - Philip E. Bourne *

Monday, January 12

8:00 AM - Jeff Leach *

8:45 AM - Beth Shapiro

Tuesday, January 13

8:00 AM - Xuemei Chen

8:45 AM - Mike Goddard

Wednesday, January 14

8:00 AM - Giles Oldroyd

8:45 AM - Christina Warinner

All Plenary Lectures will be in the Town & Country Ballroom.

* Updated Dec-12. Please note there has been a change to the previously published schedule,

PAG XXIII Corporate Sponsors

PAG Future Dates

2016 - PAG-XXIV - January 9-13, 2016

2017 - PAG-XXV - January 14-18, 2017

2018 - PAG-XXVI - January 13-17, 2018

All will be held in San Diego, CA

Technical Sponsors

USDA, Agricultural Research Service
USDA, National Agricultural Library
USDA, National Institute of Food and Agricuture
Johns Innes Centre