Spring 2011 Seminar Series

Spring 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

January 27

Thomas DeWitt, Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, Texas A&M University
“Divergent natural selection–functional ecology, morphology and genetic differentiation”
Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

February 3

Anna Whitfield, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
“Dissecting the molecular interplay between plant viruses and their arthropod vectors”
Hosted by: Cecilia Tamborindeguy

February 10

** Graduate Student Seminar **
Cymon Kersch (MS student with Patricia Pietrantonio)
“Expression analysis of the kinin receptor in female mosquitoes of Aedes aegypti

Apurba Barman (PhD student with Raul Medina)
“Population genetic structure of cotton fleahopper”

Alison Bockoven (PhD student with Micky Eubanks)
“Colony-level variation in foraging behavior of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta)”

Hosted by: David Ragsdale

February 17

Terry Whitworth, Department of , Washington State University
“The life history, behavior, and taxonomy of the bird nest blow fly (Protocalliphora, Diptera: Calliphoridae)”
Hosted by: Roger Gold

February 24

Malcolm Fraser, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Notre Dame University
“Development of an anti-Dengue virus Group I intron strategy for inducing refractoriness to infection”
Hosted by: Max Summers

March 3

Christine Picard, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Population genetic approaches to forensic entomology”
Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

March 10

Jack Werren, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Rochester
Title and Location: TBA, **Located in 601 Rudder Hall**, Co-Sponsored with EEB
Hosted by: Mariana Mateos

March 24 **CANCELLED**

Max Scott, Dept. of Genetics, North Carolina State University
“Development of molecular approaches for genetic control of insect pests”
Hosted by: Craig Coates

March 31

Marvin Harris, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Harnessing the internet for use in production agriculture: Strengthening communication through the land grant mission and commodity stakeholders”
Hosted by: Cecilia Tamborindeguy

April 7

Louie Yang, Dept. of Entomology, University of California, Davis
“Understanding the aboveground and belowground effects of resource pulses”
Hosted by: Jeff Tomberlin

April 14

Jennifer Brisson, Dept. of Biology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
“Aphid wing dimorphisms: linking environmental and genetic control of trait variation”
Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

April 21

Jim Woolley, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“New technologies and old problems: taxonomic research in the 21st century”
Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

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