Elliot Meyerowitz - Plant Growth: How Stem Cells Make Stems
Plants are the dominant source of our food, clothing, shelter, and many pharmaceutical drugs, yet we know very little about how they live and grow. In this talk, Caltech plant biologist Elliot Meyerowitz will describe how plant stem cells create patterns of leaves and flowers, answering questions that long have intrigued mathematically inclined biologists.
This event is free; no tickets or reservations are required. A minimum of 700 seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Reserved section tickets are available to members of The Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates, and to Caltech alumni.
About the Speaker
About the Series
Since 1922, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech's faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute's ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight an assistant professor's research each season.