Zooming in on the UC Davis Entomology/Nematology Seminars

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's virtual seminars for the winter quarter are underway, beginning today (Jan. 20) with research entomologist Daniel Hasegawa of the USDA-ARS, Salinas, speaking on "Landscape and Molecular Approaches for Managing Thrips and Thrips-transmitted Viruses in the Salinas Valley of California." 

Agricultural Extension specialist Ian Grettenberger, coordinator of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's seminars, has lined up the remainder of the seminars, all to be held on Wednesdays at 4:10 p.m. (PST). Here are the speakers and dates. He'll be announcing other information and the Google form links to access the seminars.

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Charissa de Bekker, Ph.D
University of Central Florida, Biology Department 
Title: "What Makes a Zombie Ant Tick? Connecting Genomes with Behavioral Phenomes in Ants, Manipulated by a Fungal Parasite." 
Website link  
Host: Ian Grettenberger
Google form link to virtual seminar

Wednesday, Feb. 3 
Shalene Jha, Ph.D 
University of Texas, Austin, Department of Integrative Biology
Title: "Plant-Insect Interactions and Ecosystem Services in the Context of Global Change"
Website link 
Host: Charlie Nicholson, postdoctoral researcher, Neal Williams lab and Elina Lastro Niño lab
Google form link for Zoom info

Wednesday, Feb. 10 
Estelí Jimenez-Soto, Ph.D
UC Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies Department
Title: "A Complex Cup of Joe: Biodiversity, Pest Control and Political Ecologies in Mexican Coffee
Website link 
Host: Marshall McMunn, postdoctoral fellow, Rachel Vannette lab
Google form link for Zoom info

Wednesday, Feb. 17 
Brian Weiss, Ph.D
Yale University, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Title: "Metabolic Complementation Between Members of the Tsetse Fly Holobiont"
Website link 
Host: Geoff Attardo, assistant professor 
Google form link for Zoom info

Wednesday, Feb. 24 
Jessica Kansman, Ph.D
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Entomology
Title: "To be an Aphid in a Cruel World: How Abiotic and Biotic Stressors Influence Plant-Insect
Website link 
Host: Ian Grettenberger
Google form link for Zoom info

Wednesday, March 3 
Monika Gulia-Nuss, Ph.D
University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Title: Pending  (Her research program investigates the fundamental questions related to vector biology and vector-parasite interaction. She is particularly interested in aspects of invertebrate reproductive physiology, nutrient allocation, and vector competence and population genomics.)
Website link 
Host: Geoff Attardo, assistant professor 
Google form link for Zoom info

Wednesday, March 10
Romina Rader, Ph.D
University of New England, School of Environmental and Rural Science
Title: Pending (She studies community ecology in agroecosystems)
Website link  
Host: Neal Williams, professor
Google form link for Zoom info

Questions? For questions, contact Grettenberger at imgrettenberger@ucdavis.edu.