2013 – Core Faculty member, UPenn Epigenetics Institute
2011- 2013 Penn Genomics Frontiers Institute Executive Board
2008 – Member, School of Medicine, Genomics and Computational Biology Graduate Group
2002 – Trainer, NIH training grants in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School:
Cell and Molecular Biology; Developmental Biology; Epigenetics and Genetics
2002 – Member, School of Medicine, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group
2009- Member, American Society for the Advancement of Science
Symposia and Workshops organized (last 6 years)
2018 Concurrent session organizer, Epigenetics, Plant Biology Conference, Montreal, Canada.
2017 Co-organizer (with Dr. Rick Vierstra), 28thInternationalArabidopsisConference (ICAR), St.
2017 Co-organizer, (with Dr. Marja Timmermans) International FASEB conference on Mechanisms in
Plant Development, Saxtons River VT
2016 Session Chair, International Plant Growth Substance Association, Toronto, Canada.
2016 Co-organizer (with Dr. Scott Michaels and Dr. Nathaniel Springer), Keystone Symposium on Plant Epigenetics, Taos NM, February 2016
2015 Co-organizer (with Dr. Francois Roudier), MASC/EPIC workshop ‘Plant Epigenetics and Chromatin Regulation’, ICAR Paris, France.
2015 Co-organizer (with Dr. Xiao-Feng Cao), Cold Spring Harbor Asia Symposium on Plant
Epigenetics and Development, Suzhou China, June 2015
2014 Organizer, workshop on ‘Plant Epigenetics and small RNAs’, ICAR Vancouver, Canada.
2014 Organizer, International Symposium, Epigenetics and Response to Environmental Cues’, University of Pennsylvania.
2013 Co-organizer (with Dr. Liz Dennis), workshop on ‘Epigenomics’, International ArabidopsisConference, Sydney, Australia, June 2013
2012 Session Chair, ‘Systems Biology’, International Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB) Conference,
Jeju Island, South Korea, October 2012
2012 Workshop organizer, ‘Epigenomics’, International ArabidopsisConference, Vienna, Austria, July
2012 Co-organizer (with Dr. Xiao-Feng Cao), International Symposium on Epigenetic Regulation in Higher Plants, Beijing, China.
2012 Co-organizer (with Dr. Rob Martienssen), Workshop on Plant Epigenetics, Plant and Animal ] Genome XX Conference, San Diego, CA.
2011 Organizer, Banbury Conference on Plant Epigenomics.
2011 Organizer, Workshop on ‘Epigenomics’, International ArabidopsisConference, Madison, WI.
2011 Co-organizer (with Dr. Rob Martienssen), Workshop on Plant Epigenetics, Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference, San Diego, CA.
Editing and Reviewing
2018 onward Editor in Chief Current Opinion in Plant Biology
2016 Guest Editor, Annual Reviews in Plant Biology, 2016 issue
2016 Editor, Current Opinion in Plant Biology: Growth and Development, 2016 issue
2013 – 2017 Monitoring Editor, Plant Physiology
2010 – 2017 Associate editor, The Arabidopsis Book
2010 – 2012 Associate editor, Frontiers in Plant Biology
Ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals, including: Cell: Science; Nature Genetics; Genes and Development; Developmental Cell; PNAS; Current Biology; Development; Plant Cell; Plant Journal; MCB; Molecular Plant; PloS Biology; PloS Genetics; Nature.
Invited Conference Presentations (last 6 years)
2019 Utrecht Life Sciences Symposium, Keynote speaker.
2019 Developmental Biology Gordon Conference
2019 Nature Conference “Plants of the Future” New York City, NY
2019 Frontiers in Plant Development, Barcelona, Spain
2019 FASEB “Mechanisms of Plant Development”.
2018 12thcongress of International Plant Molecular Biology, Montpellier France
2018 25thInternational Conference of Sexual Plant Reproduction (ICSPR), Chubu Japan
2018 29thInternational Conference on ArabidopsisResearch (ICAR), Plenary talk, Turku Finland
2018 Plant Biology (ASPB), Montreal Canada
2018 Keystone Symposium on Plant Signaling, Lake Tahoe
2017 26thPlant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA
2017 76thSociety of Developmental Biology Meeting, Minneapolis MN. Plenary talk
2017 Botanical Society Congress, Kiel Germany, Plenary talk.
2017 27thNational congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
2016 Keystone Symposium on Plant Epigenetics, Taos NM.
2016 25thInternational Plant Growth Substance Association, June 2016 Toronto
2016 27thInternational Conference on ArabidopsisResearch (ICAR), Kyungjoo, Korea.
2015 Northwest Developmental Biology meeting, Seattle.
2015 Cold Spring Harbor Asia Symposium ‘Frontiers of Plant Biology–Plant Epigenetics in Growth and Development’, Suzhou, China.
2015 26thInternational Conference on ArabidopsisResearch (ICAR) Paris, France.
2015 ASPB meeting (symposium on role of plant hormones), Minneapolis MN.
2015 Gordon Research Conference on Epigenetics, Waltham MA.
2014 Mid-Atlantic ASPB meeting, Delaware University.
2014 Symposium ‘Frontiers in Plant Biology’, Barcelona Spain.
2014 23rdInternational Conference on Plant Reproduction, Porto Portugal.
2014 25thInternational Conference on ArabidopsisResearch (ICAR), Vancouver Canada.
2014 Gordon Research Conference on Abiotic Stress, Newry Maine.
2014 Tri-National ArabidopsisResearch symposium, Heidelberg Germany.
2014 Symposium on plant sexual reproduction, Taipei Taiwan.
2014 NIBB/TLL/MPIPZ Symposium on Plant Development , Cologne Germany.
2013 Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars and Graduate Minisymposium, Keynote.
2013 21stConference of the International Plant Growth Substances Association (IPGSA), Shanghai, China.
2013 Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Main Meeting, Valencia, Spain. Session Keynote.
2013 24thInternational Conference on ArabidopsisResearch (ICAR) 2013, Sydney Australia, Session
2013 NC Biotechnology Center-sponsored Plant Molecular Biology Retreat, Asheville. Keynote.
2013 Epigenetics symposium Norwich UK.
2013 Plenary speaker, 8th Mexico-USA Plant Biology Symposium.
Invited Seminars and Colloquia (last 6 years)
2020 JIC Departmental Seminar, Norwich United Kingdom
2020 Lausanne University, Departmental Seminar, Lausanne Switzerland
2020 MichiDepartmental seminar
2019 Purdue University, Departmental seminar
2018 UC Berkeley Departmental seminar
2018 Washington University St. Louis MI, Department of Biology
2018 The Danforth Center St. Louis, MI
2018 Nara Institute, Nara Japan
2018 UC Davis, Genetic Graduate Group Seminar series
2018 University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Biology
2017 UT Austin, Biology Department
2016 ENS Departmental Seminar, INRA Lyon, France
2015 Florida State University, Biology Department
2015 Monsanto, Outside speaker seminar
2014 Universität Potsdam, Germany
2014 Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
2014 Max Planck Institute Tübingen, Germany
2014 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
2013 Langebio Cinvestav, Irapuato, México
2013 University of Athens Georgia, Departmental Seminar Series