Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule

*All seminars take place Monday from 11:30am- 12:20pm 

August 30

Dr. Kasie Raymann
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UNC-Greensboro
"Ecology and Evolution of Honeybee-Associated Microbes"

September 6

Labor Day -- No Seminar


September 13

Schmidt Seminar
Dr. Adam Martinez
Entomology Team Lead and Assay Design, Ivaio Sciences
"The Influence of Symbiotic Microbes on the Ecology of Aphids and Firebugs"

September 20

Dr Jared Ali
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State
"Chemical Ecology of Plant Defense and Multi-trophic Interactions: Bed Bugs, Pungent Parasites and Toxic Travelers"

September 27

Dr. Arun Babu
Post Doctoral Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Factors Influencing the Efficacy of Novel Attact and Kill (ACTTRA SWD) Formulations Against Spotted-Wing Drosophila"


October 4

Brady Seminar
Dr. Jeff Tomberlin
Professor, AgriLife Research Fellow, & Presidential Impact Fellow
Texas A & M University
"Microbes Drive Behaviorial Responses of Arthropods Associated with Carrion: Applications in Forensics & Sustainable Agriculture"

October 11

Dr. Naoki Yamanaka 
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, University of California, Riverside
"A membrane transporter facilitates steroid hormone entry into cells -- and why it matters to entomologists"


October 18

Dr. Sarah Zohdy
Associate Professor of Disease Ecology in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
"Of Lice, Lemurs, and Mosquitoes: Vector Ecology in a Changing World"

October 25

Dr. Clare Rittschof
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky
"Connecting Honey Bee Behavior and Health, from Molecules to Landscapes"


November 1

No Seminar


November 8

Dr. Conor McMeniman
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"Mapping Mosquito Attraction to Human Scent"

November 15

Dr. Steve Naranjo
Center Director, Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, USDA-ARS, Maricopa, AZ
"Can Biological Control Work in IPM and What's it Worth?"

November 22

Dr. Amanda Klemmer
Assistant Research Professor of Food Web Ecology, School of Biology and Ecology, The University of Maine
"Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Changes to Caddisflies Range and Abundance in Colorado Ponds"

November 29

Dr. Gabriel Hamer
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Texas A & M
"Triatomine Vectors of Chagas Disease; the Charismatic Megafauna of the Hematophagous Arthropods"