报告题目：The molecular mechanism of meiotic drive in maize
报告人：R. Kelly Dawe, Professor of Plant Biology and Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Dr. Dawe is a distinguished research professor at University of Georgia. His research focus on how chromosomes segregate in plants. His lab wonders how the centromeres organize the overlying kinetochores and how the kinetochores ensure accurate chromosome segregation. They want to know what plant centromeres are made of, how they are inherited, what proteins interact with them, and how they evolve. What are centromeres? For over fifteen years his lab has been working through the answers to these questions, and published 94 papers in journals such as Cell, Nature Cell Biology, Nature genetics, Plant Cell, Genome Biology, PNAS, PLoS Biol , Genome Res, PLoS Genetics and Nucleic Acids Res.