Tuesday, 16 November 2004: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

251 A (Salt Palace L-2)

Section D Symposium: Novel Interfaces Between Vectors and Pathogens: Parallels and Paradoxes

Organizer(s): Shirley Luckhart, luckhart@vt.edu
Corey Campbell, camcorey@uwyo.edu
8:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:05 AM0096Immunological cross-talk and conservation of anti-parasite resistance between Anopheles and mammals
Shirley Luckhart, luckhart@vt.edu, Yoram Vodovotz, vodovotzy@upmc.edu, Andrea L. Crampton, andrea.crampton@une.edu.au, D. Channe Gowda, gowda@psu.edu, Matthew J. Lieber, mlieber@vt.edu, Junghwa Lim, julim@vt.edu, Tina M.L. Peterson, tloane@vt.edu, Ruben Zamora, zamorar@pitt.edu, Krishnegowda Gowdahalli, krishnegowda@yahoo.com
8:30 AM0097Vector specificity, pathogenicity, and genomic comparisons of tick-borne spirochetes
Tom G. Schwan, tom_schwan@nih.gov
8:55 AM0098Interactions of Yersinia pestis with its flea vector that lead to the transmission of plague
B. Joseph Hinnebusch, jhinnebusch@niaid.nih.gov
9:20 AMBreak
9:35 AM0099Culicoides gene discovery project reveals putative pharmacological factors in midge saliva
Corey L. Campbell, camcorey@uwyo.edu, Kirk Vandyke, kirkv30@uwyo.edu, Barbara S. Drolet, drolet@uwyo.edu, Geoffrey J. Letchworth, gjl3@uwyo.edu, William C. Wilson, wcwilson@uwyo.edu
10:00 AM0100The role of eastern tent caterpillars in an epidemic of equine abortions
Bruce A. Webb, bawebb@pop.uky.edu
10:25 AM0101Adaptation of the rickettsial tick-borne pathogen, Anaplasma marginale, for survival in cattle and ticks
Katherine M. Kocan, kmk285@cvm.okstate.edu, Jose de la Fuente, djose@cvm.okstate.edu, Edmour F. Blouin, blouin@cvm.okstate.edu, Jose C. Garcia-Garcia, jgarcil7@jhmi.edu, Joy Yoshioka, jyoshio@okstate.edu
10:50 AMConcluding Remarks

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