Department of entomology seminar series

SPRING Semester 2003

E-164 Lagomarcino Hall 4:10 pm Monday

(unless otherwise stated)

January            13        Departmental Mixer in 433 Science II

                        27        Dr. Mark Gleason, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University

Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck of Apples: Expansion of the Disease Complex Using Ribosomal DNA

February          3          Hun-Sub Jeong, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                                    MS thesis seminar

            Biosynthesis of the Hydrocarbon Pheromone in Female Velvetbean Caterpillar Moths,

Anticarsia gemmatalis

10        Mary Schuster, Nanette Heginger, and the ISU Insect Zoo, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                                    Behind the Scenes with the Insect Zoo

                        17        Dr. John Stireman, Department of Botany, Iowa State University

Ecological and Evolutionary Determinants of Host Associations in Tachinid Flies

                        24        Yong-Lak Park, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

PhD dissertation seminar

Corn Rootworms in Space and Time

March               3          Susan Moser, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                                    MS thesis seminar

Interspecific Interactions Among Harmonia axyridis, Coleomegilla maculata, and Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae)

10        Dr. Bill McCutchen, Research Coordinator/DuPont Research Fellow, Pioneer, Johnston, Iowa

                                    Agricultural Biotechnology: An Industry Perspective

                        31        Elsie Burbano, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                                    MS thesis seminar

                                    Enhancing Predation Using Semiochemicals and Artificial Selection

April                 7          Paul A. Dahm Memorial Lecture in Entomology

Dr. Sarjeet Gill, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside

Mode of Action of Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins

Combined seminar with the Interdepartmental Toxicology program

                        14        Dr. Wayne Rowley, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                                    As the Crow Flies: The Spread of West Nile Virus

Wed.    16        EGSO speaker

                                    Steven Kutcher, Free-lance Entomologist, Arcadia, California

University Lecture: 8 pm, Memorial Union (room to be determined)

                                    Inside Hollywood: A Bug's Perspective

            Thurs. 17        4.10 pm, W162 Lagomarcino Hall

Steven Kutcher's Niche in Entomology:  An Entomological Career in the Entertainment Industry

                        21        Cloti Tate, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                                    PhD dissertation seminar

Popcorn: A Potential Refuge for Resistance Management of European Corn Borer and Corn Rootworms

28        Dr. Mike Kanost, Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

                                    Hemolymph Proteases and Protease Inhibitors in Insect Immune Responses

Fall 2002 seminar series