2022 Humphreys Biology Lecture

Nov 16, 2022
7 p.m.
Francis Auditorium

MARY E. HUMPHREYS BIOLOGY LECTURE SERIES

“Using a Systems Approach to Exploring the Effects of Climate and Environmental Stress in Plants — From Genomics to Outreach”

Speaker: Dr. Camellia Moses Okpodu, professor of botany at the University of Wyoming

James D. Francis Auditorium
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Camellia Moses Okpodu is a plant biochemist with more than 25 years of experience in higher education. She graduated from North Carolina State University where she received her BS in biochemistry in 1987, and her PhD in plant physiology and biochemistry in 1994. Upon graduation, Okpodu was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship in plant molecular biology at the Virginia Institute of Technology.

She is currently professor of botany and former dean of arts and sciences at the University of Wyoming (UW). Prior to being selected as dean at UW, she served as dean at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans for three years. In 2019, Okpodu was named the State of Louisiana’s endowed professor of science. This endowed position allowed her to conduct research on understanding coastal perspectives in the greater New Orleans area.

The Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture Series was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Mary Humphreys, the late professor emerita of biology, who served on the biology faculty at Mary Baldwin University for 25 years. The program is sponsored by friends and former students of Humphreys, and the lecture is organized by the MBU biology department.