Spring 2007 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., Minnie Belle Heep Center, Room 101
Pre-seminar refreshments at 3:30 p.m., 4th floor atrium, Minnie Belle Heep Center

Click on the presenter’s name to learn more about their research.

Click on the host’s name if you’d like to arrange a time to meet with the seminar speaker, or have questions about the seminar.


January 25

Linda Guarino, Dept of Entomology, TAMU
“Regulation of baculovirus gene expression”

Hosted by: Kevin Heinz

February 1

Graduate Student Recognition and Award Seminar

Sonia Kjos (PhD student with Jim Olsen)
“Biogeography and genetic variation of triatomine Chagas disease
vectors and Trypanosoma cruzi isolates from Texas”

Matthew Yoder (PhD student with Bob Wharton)
“Promoting collaborative efforts in systematic biology”

Christopher Jagge (PhD student with Patricia Pietrantonio)
“Identifying a diuretic hormone (DH44) receptor in Malpighian
tubules of the mosquito Aedes aegypti

Hosted by:  Kevin Heinz

February 15

Jeremy Marshall, Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State University

“Recent, rapid speciation in a cricket complex”

Hosted by: Aaron Dickey (adickey7@hotmail.com)

February 22

Brian Wiegmann, Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State University

“Flies in the tree of life: mining the fossil,
anatomical, and genomic record”

Hosted by: David Moser (dmoserii@tamu.edu)

March 1

Gerald Michels, Dept. of Entomology, TAMU

“Weed biocontrol implementation on federal
lands – 10 years along the road”

Hosted by: Kevin Heinz

March 8

Rufus Isaacs, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University

“When new pests disrupt IPM programs: responding to
Japanese beetle invasion of blueberry production”

Hosted by: Spence Behmer

March 22

Jeffrey Scott, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University

“The mystery of spinosad resistance in house flies: is an
altered nicotinic acetylcholine receptor involved?”

Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

March 29

Dan Herms, Dept. of Entomology, The Ohio State University

“Effects of cultural practices and abiotic stress on
expression of tree resistance to insects”

*** Note: Seminar in the Horticulture/Forest Science Building, rm 102 ***

Hosted by: Fred Davies
co-sponsored by Department of Horticultural Sciences

April 5

Jocelyn Miller, Dept. of Entomology, University of California Riverside

“Scents, songs, and sex: signaling in stink bugs”

Hosted by: Marvin Harris

April 12

Douglas J. Futuyma, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, SUNY

“The Microevolution and Macroevolution of Insect-Plant Associations”

Hosted by: Robert Wharton
co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Research Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

April 26

Ulrike Munderloh, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota

“The bugs that ticks have: pathogens and symbionts”

Hosted by: Albert Mulenga

May 3

Gary Felton, Dept. of Entomology, Penn State University

“Plant perception of herbivores: do plants recognize insect feet?”

Hosted by: Spence Behmer

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