August 29, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hort Talks | Evolution of Plants We Garden & Farm with Michael Purugganan, Ph.D

Join us for a series of free, lively Park walkthroughs led by a diverse group of field experts who will discuss the horticulture of the Park through their unique perspectives.  All are welcome! Please meet at the Southern Fountain.


Hort Talks | Evolution of Plants We Garden & Farm with Michael Purugganan, Ph.D
About Michael Purugganan, Ph.D | Dean for Science, Faculty of Arts Science | Silver Professor of Biology, NYU

Michael Purugganan is the Silver Professor of Biology and Dean for Science at New York University. His research is on how major food crop species such as rice and date palms evolve, and his work fuses evolution, genomics and archaeology. Born and raised in the Philippines, he obtained his Ph.D. in Botany at the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, he was the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Genetics at North Carolina State University. He has won numerous awards, including being named a Guggenheim Fellow, a Kavli Fellow and in 2005 was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2015 he was given the Khalifa International Date Palm Award, and in 2017 was named a Global Chair by the University of Bath, UK.

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