ESA Annual Meetings Online Program

Graduate Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition, MUVE-1

Monday, November 14, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room A1, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Ulrich R. Bernier
Glen A. Scoles

8:03 AM
Ultrastructure and genetic evidence of “Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae” within the Gulf Coast tick
Flavia A. Girao, Mississippi State University ; Andrea Varela-Stokes, Mississippi State University ; Christopher Paddock, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ; Jerome Goddard, Mississippi State University
8:15 AM
Seasonality and disease potential of the black-legged deer tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, in Mississippi
Lauren R. Goltz, Mississippi State University ; Andrea Varela-Stokes, Mississippi State University ; Jerome Goddard, Mississippi State University
8:27 AM
Comparison of the humoral and cellular immune responses between body and head lice following bacterial challenge
Ju Hyeon Kim, Seoul National University ; Jee Sun Min, Seoul National University ; Jae Soon Kang, Seoul National University ; Deok Ho Kwon, Seoul National University ; Kyong Sup Yoon, University of Massachusetts ; Joseph Strycharz, University of Massachusetts ; Young Ho Koh, Hallym University ; Barry R. Pittendrigh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ; John M. Clark, University of Massachusetts ; Si Hyeock Lee, Seoul National University
8:39 AM
Transmission of Rickettsia parkeri by the gulf coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum Koch
Gail Miriam Moraru, Mississippi State University ; Christopher Paddock, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ; Andrea Varela-Stokes, Mississippi State University ; Jerome Goddard, Mississippi State University
8:51 AM
Patterns of antibody responses against Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni) among cattle herds in the northwestern United States
Cami R. Jones, Washington State University ; Glen A. Scoles, USDA - ARS ; Jeb Owen, Washington State University
9:03 AM
Transport of ticks infected with Ehrlichia chaffeensis in USA by migratory song-birds
Rachel Truhett, University of Southern Mississippi ; Michael Sellers, University of Southern Mississippi ; Frank Moore, University of Southern Mississippi ; Shahid Karim, University of Southern Mississippi
9:15 AM
Investigating the role of the piRNA pathway in transposon control within the human disease vector Aedes aegytpi.
Jennifer Alicia Wright, University of California, Riverside ; Robert Hice, University of California, Riverside ; Peter Arensburger, University of California, Riverside ; Peter Atkinson, University of California, Riverside
9:27 AM
9:39 AM
9:51 AM
Preliminary investigation of aggregation dynamics and mating pheromones associated with Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
Emad El-Din Y. Fawaz, US Naval Medical Research Unit #3 ; Sandra A. Allan, USDA - ARS ; Ulrich R. Bernier, USDA - ARS ; Peter J. Obenauer, Head, Vector Biology Research Program
10:03 AM
Melanization in defense against Plasmodium yoelii in Anopheles gambiae
Phanidhar Kukutla, New Mexico State University ; Mattew Steritz, New Mexico State University ; Jiannong Xu, New Mexico State University
10:15 AM
10:27 AM
Specificity of avian host and mosquito vector infections of avian Plasmodium in riparian southwest Fresno County
Jenny S. Carlson, University of California, Davis ; Rebecca Trout-Fryxell, University of California, Davis ; Erika Walther, San Francisco State University ; Ravinder NM. Sehgal, San Francisco State University ; Anthony J. Cornel, University of California, Davis
10:51 AM
Carbohydrate feeding increases male mosquito fitness through multiple mechanisms
Alexandra Villiard, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
11:03 AM
Ovipositional responses of mosquitoes to kairomones produced from aquatic taxa in different guilds
Adena M. Why, University of California, Riverside ; William E. Walton, University of California, Riverside
11:15 AM
Differential performance and stable isotopic ratios of three co-occurring container mosquitoes across different detritus ratios
Nnaemeka Francis Ezeakacha, University of Southern Mississippi ; Donald A. Yee, University of Southern Mississippi