Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule
*All seminars take place Monday from 12:20 pm- 1:10 pm in Room 404A of the Biological Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.
Dr. Luca Valzania
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"The Essential Role of Gut Microbiome During Mosquito Development"
Dr. Kamal Ghandi
Professor, D.B. Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia
"Solving the Current and Emerging Forest Health Issues in the Southern U.S."
No Seminar - Labor Day
Dr. Angelita Acebes
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Tackling the Threats Posed by Agricultural Insect PestsThrough Biological, Behavioral and Ecological Studies"
Dr. Elizabeth Benton
Forest Health Outreach Specialist, D.B Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia
"Hemlock Management: Getting Research from the Journal Page to being a Standard Practice in the Woods"
Dr. Martha (Molly) Hunter
Professor and Chair, GIDP in Entomology and Insect Science, Universitiy of Arizona
"Master Sculptors: The Symbionts Cardinium and Burkholderia Shape their Insect Hosts in Different Ways"
Dr. Daniel Potter
Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky
"Bees, Pesticides and Politics: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Landscapes"
Dr. Theresa Pitts-Singer
USDA ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit, Utah State University
"Securing Solitary Bees as Seasonal Pollinators"
Dr. Megan Fritz
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
"Has Selection by Bt Crops Impacted the Genomes of Agricultural Pests Heliothis virescens and Helicoverpa zea?"
Dr. Daniel Kronauer
Dr. Jeffrey Bloomquist
Professor, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida
"Novel Chemistries and Assays in the Search for New Mosquitocides and Repellents"
Dr. Akito Kawahara
Associate Professor & Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
"Phylogenomics and Anti-Bat Ultrasound Research Illuminates the Evolution and Diversification of Butterflies and Moths"
No Seminar - ESA
No Seminar - Thanksgiving
Assistant Extension Specialist in Fruit Entomology, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University