Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Forum

Winners:

meaghan-winnerFirst Place:
Meaghan Pimsler
“Elucidation of the sex-determination pathways in an organism with monogenic sex determination”

 

 

kyle-winnerSecond Place:
Kyle Harrison
“The role of immigrant inviability in mediating the genetic differentiation between populations of Aphidoidea species associated with pecan and water hickory trees”

 

le-gall-winnerThird Place
Marion Le Gall
“Local host plants and diet mixing: effects of plant chemistry on a generalist herbivore at the population level”

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, Heep Center Room 103

Schedule:

9:30  Welcome, Dr. Raul Medina, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, TAMU
Welcoming remarks, Dr. David Ragsdale, Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, TAMU

9:35 Faculty Panel

10:30 Coffee Break, 1st Floor Atrium

10:45 Josephine Antwi“Geographic variation of bacterial communities associated with cotton fleahopper (Pseudatomoscelis seriatus)”

11:00 Carrie Deans“Macronutrient content of cotton tissues across genotypes and environments: an indicator of resource quality for insect herbivores”

11:15 Kyle Harrison “The role of immigrant inviability in mediating the genetic differentiation between populations of Aphidoidea species associated with pecan and water hickory trees”

11:30 Marion Le Gall “Local host plants and diet mixing: effects of plant chemistry on a generalist herbivore at the population level”

11:45 Lunch (On your own)

1:00 Luciano Cosme“Wanted! miRNAs that control host seeking behavior in the yellow fever mosquito”

1:15 Ordom Huot “Application of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) solution affects plant induced resistance against psyllids carrying ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’”

1:30 Meaghan Pimsler “Elucidation of the sex-determination pathways in an organism with monogenic sex determination”

1:45 Suhas Vyavhare“Relative vulnerability of R2-R6 growth stage soybeans to redbanded stink bug”

2:00 Coffee Break, 1st Floor Atrium

2:15 Ana Dal Molin “Taxonomy 2.0? A case study on Signiphoridae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)”

2:30 Sasha Kay“Presence of Bactericera cockerelli facilitates aphid survival on tomato”

2:45 Cassie Schoenthal“Spatio-temporal distribution of Culicoides spp. in Texas White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Production Facilities”

3:00 James L. Tracy“Projecting distribution and dispersal of subtropical tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda sublineata) towards habitat of the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher”

3:15 Coffee and Cookies Reception

4:00 Award Ceremony

4:30 Adjourn

 

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