Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section IPMIS1. Integrative Physiological and Molecular Insect Systems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room A16, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Margaret L. Allen
Kenneth F. Haynes
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Single nucleotide polymorphisms in Anopheles gambiae immune signaling genes
Ashley A Horton, University of California Davis; Cheick Coulibaly, University of California Davis; Gregory C. Lanzaro, University of California, Davis; Shirley Luckhart, University of California
8:47 AM
The localization of Culex quinquefascuatus odorant binding protein-1 (CquiOBP1)
Wei Xu, University of California - Davis; Walter S. Leal, University of California
8:59 AM
Cloning and sequencing the calcitonin receptor-like receptor 3 (AaegGPRCal3) from female mosquitoes of Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae)
Cymon Nichole Kersch, Texas A&M University; Hyeogsun Kwon, Iowa State University; Patricia Pietrantontio, Texas A&M University
9:11 AM
Rheb, a key component of the amino acid signaling pathway, controls mosquito egg development
Saurabh Ghosh Roy, University of California, Riverside; Alexander Raikhel, University of California
9:23 AM
Field and laboratory trials of a natural sterol carrier protein inhibitor (SCPI) against larval and adult mosquitoes
Ryan Larson, University of Wisconsin; James J. Becnel, USDA - ARS; Julia W. Pridgeon, USDA-ARS; Que Lan, University of Wisconsin
9:35 AM
Expression variability of salivary gland genes in natural populations of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae)
Iliano V. Coutinho-Abreu, University of Notre Dame; Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit # 3; Mariha Wadsworth, University of Notre Dame; David F. Hoel, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit # 3; Hanafi A. Hanafi, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit # 3; Mahmoud Abo-Shehada, Jordan University of Science and Technology; Mary Anne McDowell, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit
9:47 AM
9:59 AM
Juvenile hormone regulation of Drosophila Epac: A guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Rap1 small GTPase
Jun Wang, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison; Joliene R. Lindholm, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison; David K. Willis, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison; Anthony Orth, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation; Walter G Goodman, University of Wisconsin
10:23 AM
Characterization of cytochrome P450 genes CYP6A2, CYP6D4 and CYP6D5 in a methoprene resistant strain of Drosophila melanogaster
Cynthia McDonnell, University of Illinois; Mary A. Schuler, University of Illinois; May R. Berenbaum, University of Illinois
10:35 AM
A landscape genetics approach to Hessian fly distributions
Philip K. Morton, Purdue University; Carolyn Foley, Purdue University; Alisha Johnson, USDA-ARS, Purdue University; Brandon Schemerhorn, USDA-ARS
10:47 AM
Discovery of avirulence gene candidates in the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) genome
Rajat Aggarwal, Purdue University; Thiago R. Benatti, Purdue University; Chaoyang Zhao, Purdue University; Brandon Schemerhorn, Purdue University; Ming-Shun Chen, Kansas State University; Jeffrey J. Stuart, Purdue University