Entomology Seminar Series
The Department of Entomology sponsors a seminar series covering a wide range of topics and speakers. Seminars are normally held in Waters Hall Room 126 on most Mondays of the spring and fall semesters. We typically enjoy some social time with light snacks from 3:40 until 4 pm, when the seminar begins. please come and join us!
In addition to maintaining a high caliber of speakers, each year the department recognizes alumni and other scientists for their contributions to the science of entomology via the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Theodore L. Hopkins Distinguished Colloquium Award. The students of the Popenoe Entomology Club also select the Popenoe Speaker each year and sponsor his or her visit to the department.
Fall 2014 - Monday at 4 pm, Waters 041 (until renovations in Waters 126 are completed)
|Date||Speaker and Presentation Topic/Title|
|September 9||John Ruberson (KSU Entomology): "The Invasive Kudzu Bug in the US: Support It or Suppress It?"|
|September 16||Joseph Jalinsky (KSU Entomology): "Dissertation Proposal Seminar: Linking Within-Population Incompatibilities to AFLP Markers"|
|September 23||Zhaorigetu Chen (KSU Entomology): “Phosphine Resistance in Stored Product Beetles”|
|September 30||Guy Hallman (USDA -ARS), Adjunct Professor Seminar:|
|October 7||Raymond Cloyd (KSU Entomology): "Entomology and Hollywood: A History Of The "Big-Bug" 1950's Science Fiction Movies"|
|October 14||Shaden Kamhawi (NIAID, NIH): "Pertinence of sand flies in advancing Leishmania vaccine research: a tale of vector-transmission models and salivary proteins"|
|October 21||Jamie Akins (KSU Entomology): “Factors Affecting Biosynthesis of the Tribolium castaneum Aggregation Pheromone”|
|October 28||Ju Lin Weng (KSU Entomology): "Re-searching to break the phlebotomine sand fly - Leishmania partnership"|
Student Practice Session for 10-minute papers -
Donghun “Andy” Kim (Park Lab): “Different physiological functions of two dopamine receptors in the salivary glands of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis"
Stephen M. Losey (Phillips Lab): “Dispersal and flight of the stored grain pests Cryptolestes ferrugineus and Sitophilus oryzae in non-storage landscapes”
Ximena Cibils (McCormack Lab): “Feeding location affects demography of cabbage aphid on winter canola”
|November 7||Raul Guedes (Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil) - Distinguished Alum Speaker: (*NOTE: Seminar to be held at 2 pm in K-State Union Room 227*): Tentative title: “Insecticides in insects: Too Much of a Good Thing ....?"|
|November 11||No Seminar due to Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America|
|November 18||Michael Kanost (KSU Biochemistry, University Distinguished professor): “Initial insights from the Manduca sexta genome sequence”|
|December 2||Kristin Michel (KSU Biology): “Mosquito Immunology: Opportunities to Control Vector-Borne Diseases”|
|December 9||Tina Jancke (KSU Entomology): “The genetics of reproductive success”|