Department of Entomology Seminars
Serap Aksoy, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health.
Influences of the microbiome on host physiology: Lessons learned from tsetse fly
Julien Ayroles, Society of Fellows, Harvard University.
A systems genetics approach to the dissection of complex traits in Drosophila melanogaster
(Host: Christina Grozinger)
Andrew Michel, Dept Entomology, Ohio State.
Understanding soybean aphid migration and adaptation through genetic and genomic advances
Host: Amanda Bachmann for the grad students
Special Seminar -- Thursday February 17th
Dennis vanEnglesdorp, Ph D Candidate, Department of Entomology, Penn State.
"Morbidity and Mortality in the Bee Yard".
101 Thomas Building at 1:00 p.m. (No pizza lunch with graduate students)
Fabio Manfredini, Department of Entomology, Penn State.
Paper wasps and Strepsiptera: a bizarre host-parasite association
Shelby Fleischer, Department of Entomology, Penn State.
Faruque Zaman, Rutgers University
Geo-spatial analysis of insect pest distribution and management in blueberries
(Host: Ed Rajotte)
No Seminar - Spring Break
Georg Jander, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University
Biosynthesis and defensive function of an Arabidopsis non-protein amino acid.
(Host: Jason Smith for the grad students)
Jamie Ellis, Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida.
Pesticide effects on developing honey bees: myth or reality
(Host: Frazier M.)
Jaap de Roode & Thierry Lefevre, Biology Department, Emory University.
Co-evolution between monarch butterflies and their protozoan parasites: virulence evolution and self-medication
(Host: Mark Mescher & Kerry Mauck)
Stephanie Rollmann, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati.
Genetics and Evolution of Olfactory Systems in Drosophila
(Will be rescheduled in the Fall)
Gary Felton, Department of Entomology, Penn State.
Messages at the Plant-Insect Interface