Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Alice Cheung

Event Details

March 25, 2014
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

Room: Massachusetts Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
Contact:
External Relations and University Events
413-577-1101

Alice Cheung, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: “The Birds and the Bees: How Do Plants Produce Seeds?”

Professor Cheung’s research has long focused on understanding the mating games that go on inside a flower. She will tell a story of high drama detailing the scheming by the female to lure or reject a mate and a tour-de-force journey of the male to target and fertilize a female.  Her lecture will examine these interactive events, captured in stunning images, which lead to the production of seeds, the life form that ensures preservation of an ecologically balanced planet and provides food to feed its people.

 

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk