Department of Entomology Seminars

SPRING SEMESTER 2011 Room 4 Business Building 11:15am

Jan 21
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 
(Host: Hoover)

Jan 28

Feb 4
Julien Ayroles, Society of Fellows, Harvard University. 
A systems genetics approach to the dissection of complex traits in Drosophila melanogaster 
(Host: Christina Grozinger)

Feb 11
Andrew Michel, Dept Entomology, Ohio State. 
Understanding soybean aphid migration and adaptation through genetic and genomic advances
Host: Amanda Bachmann for the grad students

Feb 17
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)

Feb 18
Fabio Manfredini, Department of Entomology, Penn State. 
Paper wasps and Strepsiptera: a bizarre host-parasite association

Feb 25
Shelby Fleischer, Department of Entomology, Penn State. 

Mar 4
Faruque Zaman, Rutgers University
Geo-spatial analysis of insect pest distribution and management in blueberries
(Host:  Ed Rajotte)

Mar 11
No Seminar - Spring Break 

Mar 18
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)

Mar 25
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.)

April 1
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)

April 8
Stephanie Rollmann, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati. 
Genetics and Evolution of Olfactory Systems in Drosophila

(Host: Grozinger)

April 15
(Will be rescheduled in the Fall)

April 29
Gary Felton, Department of Entomology, Penn State.
Messages at the Plant-Insect Interface