Clemson University

Genetics and Biochemistry Seminar Series

Julia Frugoli, PhD

Seminar Title: "Systemic signals from roots to shoots and back again: the complexity of plant communication"


Alumni Distinguished Professor of Genetics Dr. Julia Frugoli received her BS in both Biology and Chemistry at Gordon College, then worked as a research chemist at the US Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Center on biomimetic materials for several years before pursuing a PhD in Biological Science at Dartmouth College. Working with C. Robertson McClung on the catalase gene family in Arabidopsis for her doctorate, part of the work was done as a visiting graduate student in the lab of Terry Thomas at Texas A&M.  She went on to postdoctoral research at Texas A&M with Douglas Cook, investigating nodulation genes in Medicago truncatula and joined Clemson University as assistant professor in 2000.  Her research focuses on signal transduction in plants: the autoregulation of nodulation in legumes. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and close to $10 million in grant funding over her career, her lab has trained multiple graduate students and visiting scholars. A graduate of the inaugural cohort of the President’s Leadership Institute, she’s served in several part-time administrative positions including chair of the Graduate Council, Provost Fellow, Associate Chair of the Department of Genetics & Biochemistry, and Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Graduate Education in the College of Science, as well as on more academic search committees than she can count.

Friday, December 1, 2023 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Freeman Hall, 078 211 Fernow St., Clemson, SC 29364

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College of Science, Genetics and Biochemistry


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