Fall 2013

Seminars are Thursdays at 4 PM (refreshments at 3:45) in room 230 of the Marley Building.


Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Aug. 29 EIS Welcome/UA Insect Collection Open House 3:00 – 6:00 pm Forbes Lobby and Courtyard, UAIC  
Sept. 5 No seminar    
Sept. 12 Dr. Bruce Tabashnik Professor, UA Dept. of Entomology Insect resistance to transgenic crops:  lessons from the first billion acres
Sept. 19 Insect Festival Cast Party/Discussion 4 – 5 pm  Marley Atrium  
Sept. 26 Dr. Rob Mitchell PERT Postdoctoral Associate, UA Dept. of Neuroscience The shared pheromones of cerambycid beetles and the molecular and neurobiological mechanisms governing pheromone detection
Oct. 3 Dr. Paul Nabity USDA Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology The extended phenotype of grape-phylloxera interactions
Oct. 10 Dr. Tanya Renner PERT Postdoctoral Associate, UA Dept. of Entomology Into the ant nest: molecular evolution and diversification of chemoreception in predatory paussine beetles
Oct. 17 Dr. Raul Medina, Entomology & EIS Invited Speaker Assoc. Professor, Texas A&M University, Dept. of Entomology Host-associated differentiation of herbivores in agro-ecosystems: Findings and implications
Oct. 24 Dr. Dawn Gouge Assoc. Specialist, UA Dept. of Entomology Making bed bugs itch
Oct. 31 Dr. Lana Vojvodic PERT Postdoctoral Associate, UA Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Interactions among honey bees, their fungal pathogens, and beneficial gut bacteria
Nov. 7 Dr. Einat Zchori-Fein Entomology & EIS Invited Speaker Research Scientist, Dept. of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel Beyond the single bacterium symbiosis: Factors correlated with variation in symbiotic communities of insects
Nov. 14 Dr. Paul Baker Specialist, UA Dept. of Entomology Termites: Myths, Stories but mostly Science
Nov. 21 Dr. Adriana Briscoe, CIS (PERT) Invited speaker Professor, University of California, Irvine, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Unravelling the role of Natural and Sexual Selection in the Color Vision Systems of Mimetic Butterflies
Dec. 5 Dr. Michael Sharkey, UA Insect Collection Fellow University of Kentucky, Dept. of Entomology Tritrophic interactions, functional morphology of ovipositors, and other derivatives from phylogenetic studies of the Hymenoptera