Fall 2019 Seminar Series

September 5

Dr. Sanford Eigenbrode, University of Idaho

“Chemical Ecology and Vector Manipulation by Plant Viruses”

Hosted by: Dr. Kevin Heinz

September 12

Estelle Martin (Hamer Lab), Texas A&M University

“Suitability of “South Texas” to support local transmission of Zika virus”

September 19

Dr. Diane Wiernasz Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

“Consequences of multiple mating in harvester ants”

Hosted by: Dr. Ed Vargo

September 26

Dr. Christine Merlin, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University

“Monarch butterfly, migration and magnetoreception: from behavior to molecules”

Hosted by: Dr. Michel Slotman

October 3

Dr. Kirsten Stelinski, Associate Center Director and Associate Professor Entomology, University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

“Microbial Ecology of the Asian Citrus Psyllid: Interactions and Applications”

Hosted by: Dr. Cecilia Tamborindeguy

October 10

Dr. Aaron Tarone, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

“Ten years of molecular decomposition biology at Texas A&M”

October 17

Dr. Lyric Bartholomay, University of Wisconsin

“96 hours in the mosquito ovary”

Host: Dr. Patricia Pietrantonio

October 24

Dr. John Tooker, Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist, Pennsylvania State University

“Toxic slugs and plants that can smell: unexpected drivers of herbivore populations in agricultural and natural systems”

Host: Dr. Anjel Helms

October 31

Dr. John Beckmann, Assistant Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University

“Wolbachia Cytoplasmic Incompatibility Enzyme CidB Targets Nuclear Import and Protamine-Histone Exchange Factors”

Host: Dr. Adela Oliva Chavez

November 7

Dr. Andrew Suarez, Professor and Head, Department of Animal Biology and Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois

“Biomechanics and evolution of power-amplified systems in ants”

Host: Invited by students (Kyle Gilder)

November 14

No Seminar – Student ESA Practice Seminar

November 21

No Seminar – ESA Annual Meeting

November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 5

Dr. Mike Kaspari, Presidential Professor of Biology, George Lynn Cross Research Professor, University of Oklahoma

“Grasshoppers, Ants, and Vials Full of Slugs: Notes from the Insect Apocalypse.”

Host: Dr. Spence Behmer

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