Spring 2015 Seminars

Jan 29   

Perry Adkisson Distinguished Speaker Award & Seminar

Dr. Sarjeet S. Gill, Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside
Title: “Bacterial Toxins in Insect Pest Management: Diversity, Uses and Mechanisms”
Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

Feb 5   

Dr. Kamal Gandhi, University of Georgia
Title: “Linking ecosystem, community and organismal insect ecology for sustainable forestry”
Co-hosted by: Jeff Tomberlin & Robert Coulson

Feb 12

Mark Dykes, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: “Honey bees, agriculture, and the law. The roll Texas Apiary Inspection Service plays in safeguarding the apiary Industry.”

Hosted by: Juliana Rangel

Feb 19         

   **Graduate Student Recognition & Award Seminar**

Jospehine Antwi, PhD Student
Title: “Microbes: friends or foes in plant-insect interactions? Investigating the ecology of emerging insect pests using microbial symbionts”

Kevin Deitz, PhD Student
Title: “The evolutionary genomics of the malaria vector Anopheles melas

Freddy Ibañez-Carrasco, PhD Student
Title: “Vitellogenesis in potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli

Feb 26

No Seminar


Yoonseong Park, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University
Title: “Control of salivary secretion in tick”
Co-hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio & Spencer Behmer

March 12


March 19

No Seminar- Spring Break

March 26      

Jiaxin Lei, Post Doctoral Student, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: BOTRYTIS-INDUCED KINASE1 Regulates Arabidopsis Resistance to Green Peach Aphids Hosted by: Keyan Zhu-Salzman

April 2

Lígia Miranda Ferreira Borges, Veterinary Parasitology, Universidade Federal de Goiás – Brazil
Title: “Presence of natural repellents on tick-resistant hosts – behavioral, chemical and electrophysiological approaches”
Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

April 9, 16   

No Seminar

April 23 

Andrew Birt, Environment and Air Quality Division, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Title: “Modelling the interaction between humans and ecological systems.”
Hosted by: Robert Coulson

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