Fall 2013 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

Sept 5:

Nancy Moran, University of Texas Austin
Title: “Genome Evolution in Insect Endosymbionts”
Hosted by: Juliana Rangel-Posada
Special Seminar reception held from 3:00 – 4:00, 4th Floor Atrium, Minnie Belle Heep Center

Sept. 12:

Subba Palli, University of Kentucky
Title: “RNAi Application in Physiology and Control of Insects”
Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

Sept. 19:

Megha Parajulee, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: “Twenty Years of Cotton Entomology Applied Research in Texas:
History, Livelihood, Science and Technological Changes”

Hosted by: David Ragsdale


Sept. 26:

**Perrry Adkisson Distinguished Speaker Seminar Award**
Ian Kaplan, Purdue University
Title: “Recruiting Carnivorous Insects with Plant Volatiles for Tri-trophic Crop Protection”
Hosted by: Micky Eubanks

Oct. 2:

**Wednesday – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Koldus Bldg, Room 110**
Mohamed Noor, Duke University
Title: “Recombination Rate Influences Adaptation and
Speciation in the Drosophila Pseudoobscura Species Group”

Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

October 10:

Fernando Vega, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Title: “The Biological Complexity of the Coffee Berry Borer”
Hosted by: Gregory Sword

October 17:

Michael Kanost, Kansas State University
Title: “Biochemistry of Blue Blood: Hemolymph proteins that regulate immune responses in Manduca sexta”
Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

October 24:

Jonathan Parrot, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: “The Applications of Next Generation Sequencing in Forensic Entomology: Ancient to Contemporary
Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

October 31

No seminar scheduled

November 7

Keith Maggert, Texas A&M University
Title: “Diet-Induced Changes to the Genome: a potential epigenetic mechanism”
Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

November 14

No Seminar Scheduled

November 21

Pete Teel, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: “Tick-Host-Landscape Interactions: A One-Health Perspective”
Hosted by: Cecilia Tamborindeguy

November 28:

No seminar scheduled

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