Fall 2011 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., Heep Center, Room 103
Pre-seminar refreshments at 3:30 p.m., 4th floor atrium, Minnie Belle Heep Center

September 8

Dr. Roger Gold, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Taxonomy of Agricultural & Urban IPM: Same Genus, Different Species”

September 15

Andrew Forbes, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
“Evaluating cascading patterns of speciation among insect herbivores and their associated parasitoids

September 22

Karen Snowden, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences-TAMU
“Chagas Disease: Not Just a Latin American Problem!”

September 29

Max Scott, Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University
“Developing transgenic strains for insect pest management programs”

October 6

Giridhar Athrey, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Flying packets of DNA: deciphering temporal genetic patterns, from birds to mosquitoes”

October 13

Raul Villanueva, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist,
Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco
“Tetranychids, phytoseiids and other mites in diverse plant systems in the Rio Grande Valley”

October 20

**Perry Adkisson Distinguished Speaker Award Seminar**
Rob Dunn, Department of Biology, North Carolina State University
“The Wild Life of Your Body, Home and CIty–The Last and Changing Frontier”

October 27

Jennifer Thaler, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
“Interactive effects of host plant quality and predation risk”

November 3

Joe Zhou, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky
“RNA interference in agriculture: promises and challenges”

November 10

James Erikson, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
“Signal Amplification in Drosophila Primary Sex Determination”

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