Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section IPMIS2. Integrative Physiological and Molecular Insect Systems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A17, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Marianne Alleyne
Neil J Vickers
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Functional characterization of the bHLH family transcription factors from the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum
Kavita Bitra, University of Kentucky; Anjiang Tan, University of Kentucky; Ashley P. G. Dowling, University of Kentucky; Subba Reddy Palli, University of Kentucky
8:17 AM
Macronutrient regulation of a polymorphic insect differing in morphological, physiological and life history traits
Ashley S. McConnell, University of Maryland-Baltimore County; Spencer T. Behmer, Texas A&M University; Karl A. Roeder, Texas A&M University; Anthony J. Zera, University of Nebraska
8:29 AM
Constitutive phloem proteins, phenolics, and lignin in ash species resistant and susceptible to the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)
Justin G. A. Whitehill, The University of British Columbia; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University; Pierluigi Bonello, The Ohio State University
8:41 AM
Gene structure of phospholipase A2 associated with cellular immune responses in Tribolium castaneum
Sony Shrestha, University of Kentucky; Yonggyun Kim, Andong National University
8:53 AM
Insect herbivore stoichiometry: Why macronutrient balance matters
Andrew Boswell, Texas A&M; Spencer T. Behmer, Texas A&M University
9:05 AM
Lure and kill: A novel approach to controlling the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica)
E. Erin Morris, University of Copenhagen; Parwinder Grewal, The Ohio State University
9:17 AM
9:29 AM
9:41 AM
Investigations of insecticide tolerance allele frequencies in Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
Raphael Ndondo Abanja, Florida A&M University; Lambert Kanga, Florida A&M University
9:53 AM
Role of heat shock proteins during thermal stress in the milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus
Nicholas M Teets, The Ohio State University; David L. Denlinger, Ohio State University
10:17 AM
Genomics of the tick synganglia in reproduction and development
Kevin V. Donohue, North Carolina State University; SM. Khalil, North Carolina State University; Daniel E. Sonenshine, Old Dominion University; R. Michael Roe, North Carolina State University
10:29 AM
Genome-wide analysis of G protein-coupled receptors required for development and reproduction in Tribolium castaneum
Hua Bai, University of Kentucky; R. Parthasarathy, University of Kentucky; Subba Reddy Palli, University of Kentucky
10:41 AM
More is not better: Costs of pleometrosis in the neotropical termite Nasutitermes corniger
Jessica LaRosa, Northeastern University; Tamara R. Hartke, Northeastern University; Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Northeastern University