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Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

*All seminars take place Monday from 11:15 am-12:05 pm in Room 404A of the Biological Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.

January 9

First Day of Class, (orientation/syllabi)
Job Candidate presenting seminar

January 16

MLK Day – No Seminar

January 23

Job Candidate presenting seminar

January 30

Dr. Bill Etges
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
"Genomic divergence and ecological boundaries of transcriptional plasticity"

February 6

Dr. Daniel Carrillo
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida
"Ambrosia beetles associated with laurel wilt, a devastating disease of avocados”

February 13

Dr. Beth Tobin
Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Georgia
"John Abbot (1751-1840): Georgia’s First Entomologist"

February 20

Dr. Zach Adelman
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
"Genome editing and small RNA biology in the mosquito Aedes aegypti"

February 27

Dr. Max Scott
Professor, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University
"Genetically modified insect strains for genetic control of pests"

March 6

Spring Break – No Seminar

March 13

ESA Southeastern Branch Meeting - No Seminar

March 20 - Cancelled

Dr. Jay Brunner
Professor & TFREC Director, Department of Entomology, Washington State University
"The Changing Face of Tree Fruit IPM: pheromones, regulations and biological control"

March 27

Dr. Amy Toth
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology & Department of Entomology, Iowa State University
"Climbing the social ladder: comparative genomics of social evolution in wasps and bees"

April 3

Dr. Becky Trout Fryxell
Assistant Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee
"Rickettsiosis in the southeastern United States may be linked to a tick undergoing range expansion"

April 10

Dr. Angela Lange
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Toronto
"Kiss of death: the role of neuropeptides in feeding and reproduction in the Chagas disease vector, Rhodnius prolixus"

April 17

Dr. Zakee Sabree
Assistant Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University
"Modeling in vivo host-microbiome collaborations at the gut interface"

April 24

Last Day of Class - No Seminar