Spring 2012 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

Jan. 26

Mike Singer the Elder, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas
“Host-associated genomic differentiation in butterflies: now you see it, now you don’t!”
Hosted by: Greg Sword

Feb. 2

Stephen Richards, Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center
“What have we learned from arthropod genomics?”
Hosted by: Spencer Johnston

Feb. 9

Yunlong Yang, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Molecular mechanisms of arthropod receptor function:
a post-doc’s research transition from herbivores to blood-feeders.”

Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

Feb 16

**Graduate Student Recognition & Award Seminar**
Kevin Deitz, Meaghan Pimsler, Marion LeGall, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Hosted by: David Ragsdale

Feb 23

Don Henne, Department of Horticulture, Texas A&M University Weslaco
“The potato psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) and zebra chip disease of potato:
history, scope, and future concerns.”

Hosted by: David Ragsdale

Mar 1

Michael Strickland, Yale University, Bradford Lab, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
“Resource history shapes the relationship between microbial communities and ecosystem processes.”
Hosted by: Jeff Tomberlin

Mar 8

Bob Wharton, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Variety is the spice of life.”
Hosted by: Spencer Behmer

Mar 22

Silvia Rondon, Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science
“Developing an IPM program for Potatoes in Eastern Oregon.”
Hosted by: Raul Medina

Mar 29

Steve Juliano, Illinois State University, School of Biological Sciences
“Ecology of invasive vectors: insights from ecological theory.”
Hosted by: Michel Slotman

Apr 12

Sergey Nuzhdin, University of Southern California, Molecular and Computational Biology
“Genetic variation in molecular networks: adaptation in Drosophila.”
Hosted by: Aaron Tarone & Spence Behmer, EEB

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