Spring 2022 Seminar Series

In-person: pre-seminar social begins Thursdays at 3:15pm, HPCT, Rm. 413. Seminar begins Thursdays at 4pm in HPCT, Rm. 103.
Virtual Seminars begin Thursdays at 4:00pm (no pre-seminar social)

January 27

Dr. Alex Keen, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
Title: Genetic Integration of Sleep and Metabolic State
Host: Department of Entomology

February 3

Dr. Dan Swale, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University
Title: Chemical Genetics of Ion Channels: An Underutilized Approach for Enhancing Insecticide Science
Host: Dr. Maeva Techer

February 10

Dr. Evan Economo, Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Title: The Global Diversification of Ants: Treasure Maps, Trap-Jaws, and the Metaverse
Host: Dr. Zach Adelman

February 17

Dr. Arianne Cease, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Title: Linking Locust Nutrition, Migration, and Livelihoods Through Global Collaborations
Host: Dr. Hojun Song/BPRI

February 24

Dr. Anthony Adesemoye, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: Microbiota as Modulators of Plant-Pest Interactions: From Ecology to Mechanisms
Host: Dr. Micky Eubanks

March 3

Dr. Diana Castillo Lopez, Herbivore Screening Team Lead, Indigo Ag
Title: Industry Jobs: Is the Grass Any Greener?
Host: Dr. Greg Sword

March 10

Entomology Graduate Student Organization Invited Speaker
Dr. Chin-Cheng Scotty Yang, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech University
Title: Microparasites and Macroparasites in Two Globally Invasive Crazy Ants
Host: EGSO

March 17 – Spring Break

March 24

Aggie Women in Entomology Invited Speaker
Dr. Jennifer Thaler, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
Title: Ecology of Fear in Pest Management
Host: Aggie Women in Entomology

March 31

Dr. Adam Dolezal, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title: Interactive Effects of Environmental Stressors on Bees: Nutrition, Pathogens, and Landscape
Host: Dr. Spence Behmer

April 7

Dr. Juliana Rangel Posada, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: A Multi-dimensional Approach to Understanding the Nutritional Ecology of Honey Bees in a Changing Landscape
Host: Department of Entomology

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