Department of entomology seminar series

SPRING Semester 2007

Mondays, 4.10 pm, E164 Lagomarcino Hall unless stated otherwise - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Jan       25         Note time and location: Thursday 3:45 pm, 210 Bessey Hall

Dr. Ehab Abouheif, Department of Biology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Searching for a Synthesis Between Environment, Development, and Evolution: The Case of the Winged and Wingless Ant Castes                                                                              

Co-listed with EEOB

29         Dr. Jerry DeWitt, Director, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Department of Entomology, ISU

The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture: Our Programs and Opportunities for You

Feb       5          Dr. Russell Currier, Executive Vice President, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Scabies: Story of "The Itch" From Ancient Times to the Present and Implications for Recognition and Control

12             Dr. Douglas Sumerford, USDA, ARS and Department of Entomology, ISU

Bt-resistant Colonies of European Corn Borer: Tools to Evaluate Genetic Parameters Impacting the Evolution of Resistance to Bt Corn

26             Dr. Junwei Zhu, Department of Entomology, ISU and MSTRS Technologies Inc.

Help Plants to Self-Defense: New Developments using Plant Indirect Defense against Aphid Pests on Soybeans

Mar       5          Dr. Toni Nappi, former Emeritus professor of Biology and Faculty Scholar, Loyola University, Illinois

Melanogenesis and Its Role in Insect Cellular Immunity

            19         F. Wendell Miller Lecture:

Dr. Peter Price, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

Insect Design and Life History, and Their Consequences for Ecology: Distribution, Abundance, and Population Dynamics

                        Co-listed by EEOB

Apr       2          Hirofumi Kosaki, Department of Entomology and Program in Toxicology, ISU

                        M.S. thesis seminar

Environmental Studies on the Fate and Behavior of Pharma Proteins Produced in Transgenic Corn

            9          Kelsey Prihoda, Department of Entomology and Program in Toxicology, ISU

                        M.S. thesis seminar

Development of Methods to Determine the Aquatic Fate and Non-target Effects of Transgenic Bt Proteins on Aquatic Invertebrates:  Toward Risk Assessment

Wedn. 11         Dingfei Hu, Department of Entomology and Program in Toxicology, ISU

                        PhD dissertation seminar

                        Environmental Fate of a Veterinary Antibiotic: Tylosin    

16         EGSO Speaker:

Dr. Hugh Robertson, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Note time and location: 11:10 am, 333 Science II

Insect Chemoreceptors: The Molecular Basis for Smell and Taste

4:10 pm, E164 Lagomarcino Hall

The Honey Bee Genome: Circadian Rhythms, Telomeres, and Genes Lost from Drosophila

Wedn. 18         David Dorhout, Department of Entomology, ISU

MS thesis seminar

When the Past Comes Alive: The Resurgence of the Western Bean Cutworm

23         Paul A. Dahm Memorial Lecture:

Dr. Glenn King, Professor of Molecular, Microbial & Structural Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

                        Itsy Bitsy Spider Toxins and Their Potential for Insect Control