Department of entomology seminar series

FALL Semester 2006

                                Mondays, 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall unless stated otherwise - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pre-seminar refreshments 3:45 pm in the commons area, south of 3 Physics

Aug       28         Dr. Don Payne, Director, ISU Communications and Department of English, ISU

Adapting Rhetoric and Design Principles to the Academic Poster

Sept     11         Dr. Tom Sappington, USDA, ARS and Department of Entomology, ISU

Understanding Dispersal Behavior of Invasive Insect Pests Through Experimentation and Genetic Inference

Thurs   14         Note time and location: 9:00 am, E-164 Lagomarcino Hall

William Montfort University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Structure and Biology in Nitric Oxide Signaling: Blood-Sucking Insects and Fibrosarcoma                                                               Co-listed with BBMB

18             Dr. Jim Miller, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University,

East Lansing, MI

                        High-Performance Mating Disruption of Moth Pests in Tree Fruits

25             Dr. Brad Blitvich, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine, ISU

Transmission Dynamics and Epidemiology of West Nile Virus in the United States and Mexico

Oct       9          Dr. Sijun Liu, Department of Entomology, ISU

                        Viral structural proteins and aphid transmission of a Luteovirus

            16         Dr. Charles Brockhouse, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

The Genetics of Colonization: The Black Flies of the Galapagos Islands

Fri        20         Note time and location: 9 am, room 1213 Hoover Hall. Reception to follow in lobby

Dr. Christian Borgemeister, Director General, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya, and Hannover University, Germany

                        Entomology and International Agriculture - Reflections for World Food Day

23             Dr. George Heimpel, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota,

St. Paul, MN

            Biological Control of the Soybean Aphid

30             Nicholas Schmidt, Department of Entomology, ISU

                        MS thesis presentation

                        Sampling Natural Enemies in Soybean: Do More Matter?

Nov       6          Dr. Russell Jurenka, Department of Entomology, ISU

Pheromone Production in Female Moths: From GPCRs to Pheromone Biosynthesis

            13         Zhiyan Liu, Department of Entomology and Program in Genetics, ISU

                        PhD dissertation seminar

            Function of a Putative Juvenile Hormone Esterase Binding Protein in

Drosophila melanogaster

27         Dr. Barry Beaty, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

                        Novel and Not So Novel Control of Vector Borne Diseases

Dec       4          Lindsey Gereszek, Department of Entomology, ISU

                        MS thesis presentation

                        The Effects of Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid on the European Corn Borer

Spring 2006 Seminar Series