PBT Section Symposium: Epigenetic Mechanisms Connecting Physiology, Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution in the Insect World

Tuesday, November 12, 2013: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Meeting Room 19 B (Austin Convention Center)
Hongmei Li-Byarlay
Christina M. Grozinger
Susan Weiner
Brendan Hunt

1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Linking DNA methylation to alternative phenotypes in the pea aphid
Jennifer Brisson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
2:20 PM
Decoding DNA methylation and gene splicing in the honey bee genome
Hongmei Li-Byarlay, University of Illinois ; Yang Li, University of Illinois ; Samuel Wickline, Washington University, School of Medicine ; Jian Ma, University of Illinois ; Gene Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:40 PM
Genomic imprinting as a mediator of social interactions within honey bee, Apis mellifera, colonies
David Galbraith, Pennsylvania State University ; Sarah D. Kocher, Harvard University ; Greg Hunt, Purdue University ; David C. Queller, Rice University ; Christina M. Grozinger, Pennsylvania State University
3:00 PM
3:20 PM
4:05 PM
DNA methylation and caste bias in the primitively eusocial wasp, Polistes dominula
Susan Weiner, Iowa State University ; Amy L. Toth, Iowa State University
4:25 PM
Epigenetic basis of complex behavior in honeybees
Brian Herb, John Hopkins School of Medicine ; Gro Amdam, Arizona State University ; Andrew Feinberg, John Hopkins School of Medicine
4:45 PM
DNA methylation is linked to ploidy in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta
Karl Glastad, Georgia Institute of Technology ; Brendan Hunt, Georgia Institute of Technology ; Soojin Yi, Georgia Institute of Technology ; Michael Goodisman, Georgia Institute of Technology
5:05 PM
Concluding Remarks
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