ESA Annual Meetings Online Program

Graduate Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition, PBT-2

Monday, November 14, 2011: 8:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room D9, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Qisheng Song
Walter Leal

8:33 AM
Identification of larval caste and the regulation of queen development in colonies of the ant Harpegnathos saltator
Clint A. Penick, Arizona State University ; Juergen Liebig, Arizona State University
8:45 AM
Cold hardiness of emerald ash borer parasitoids Spathius agrili and Tetrastichus planipennisi.
Anthony A. Hanson, University of Minnesota ; Robert C. Venette, USDA - Forest Service ; William D. Hutchison, University of Minnesota
8:57 AM
Cellular cold-sensing in the goldenrod gall fly, Eurosta solidaginis, involves a calcium/calmodulin signaling axis
Nicholas M. Teets, The Ohio State University ; David L. Denlinger, The Ohio State University
9:21 AM
9:09 AM
Breakdown of division of labor in queenless honey bee colonies
Nicholas Naeger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ; Naïla Even, Macquarie University ; Marianne Peso, Macquarie University ; Andrew B. Barron, Macquarie University ; Gene Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9:45 AM
9:57 AM
Rapid phagocytic response and sessile phagocytic foci formation by mosquito hemocytes following infection
Jonas G. King, Vanderbilt University ; Julian F. Hillyer, Vanderbilt University
10:09 AM
Influence of enkephalins on gonad development in eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Orthoptera: Romaleidae)
Sandeep Kumar, University of Central Florida ; Purna Chandra Nagaraju Ganji, University of Central Florida ; Hojun Song, University of Central Florida ; Laurence vonKalm, University of Central Florida ; David Borst, University of Central Florida
10:33 AM
Intestinal stem cell proliferation as an indicator of honey bee (Apis Mellifera) health
Cordelia Sackey-Mensah, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
10:45 AM
An aminoacylase in the gut lumen of lepidopteran larvae hydrolyzes fatty acid amino acid conjugates, elicitors of plant defense
Emily H. Kuhns, University of Florida ; Irmgard Seidl-Adams, Pennsylvania State University ; James Tumlinson, Pennsylvania State University
11:09 AM
Preliminary identification and function of queen pheromones in Reticulitermes subterranean termites
Colin Funaro, North Carolina State University ; Katalin Boroczky, North Carolina State University ; Coby Schal, North Carolina State University ; Edward L. Vargo, North Carolina State University