Spring 2014 Seminar Series

January 30:

“Kay” Kyung-An Han, Ph.D, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas
@ El Paso
Title:“Monoamines in flies: fitness of individuals and species”
Hosted by:  Cecilia Tamborindeguy

February 6:

No seminar

February 13

Gregory A. Sword, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: “Cotton fungal microbiomics: Protecting plants and improving yields
Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

February 20

**Graduate Student Recognition & Award Seminar**
Kyle Harrison
, Ph.D student, with Raul Medina
 Title: Nothing in an otherwise ideal system: The lack of host-associated differentiation (HAD) in the non-model cranberry fruitworm, Acrobasis vaccinii”

Carrie Deans, Ph.D student, with Greg Sword & Spencer Behmer
Title: “Macronutrient regulation in the generalist caterpillar Helicoverpa zea”

Lindsay Porter, Ph.D. student with Dr. A. Mulenga
Title: “It Takes Two to Tango: The molecular interplay between the tick and the host.”

February 27

No Seminar

March 6

No Seminar

March 20

Marla Spivak, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
Title: “Social Medicine in Honey Bee Colonies”
Hosted by:
  Juliana Rangel

March 27

Keith Hopper, Research Entomologist, Beneficial Insects Introduction Research,
Title:  “Behavioral, ecological and genetic bases of variation in host specificity among aphelinid parasitoids of aphids”
Hosted by:
Jim Woolley

April 3

Fernando Vega, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory,
United States Department of Agriculture
Title: “The biological complexity of the coffee berry borer”
Hosted by: Gregory Sword

April 10

Alexander S. Raikhel, Department of Entomology & Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside
Title: “Molecular regulatory  pathways controlling mosquito reproduction”
Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

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