11 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: PBT

Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:20 AM-12:30 PM
A107-109 (Oregon Convention Center)
Aijun Zhang
Reed Johnson

8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:24 AM
8:48 AM
Determination of double bond position and stereochemistry in unsaturated cuticular hydrocarbons of Drosophila species
Jacqueline Serrano, University of California ; J. Steven McElfresh, University of California ; Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Washington University ; Kathleen Zelle, Washington University ; Jocelyn G. Millar, University of California
9:00 AM
Characterization of material properties of bed bug cuticle (Cimex lectularius)
Jorge Bustamante, University of California ; Jason Panzarino, University of California ; Timothy Rupert, University of California ; Catherine Loudon, University of California
9:12 AM
Differential gene expression of density-dependent phenotypic plasticity in Schistocerca americana (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
Steve Gotham, University of Central Florida ; Hojun Song, University of Central Florida
9:24 AM
Molecular and functional characterization of a prostaglandin E2 synthase in the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say
Joshua R. Urban, Kansas State University ; Yoonseong Park, Kansas State University
9:36 AM
9:48 AM
The venom of Megarhyssa (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): Putative proteins and possible functions
Victoria G. Pook, University of Kentucky ; Michael J. Sharkey, University of Kentucky
10:00 AM
Transcriptional regulation of diapause induction in the female Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse)
Xin Huang, Georgetown University ; Monica Poelchau, Georgetown University ; Peter Armbruster, Georgetown University
10:12 AM
10:48 AM
Evaluating DNA methylation’s link to alternative splicing in the Nevada dampwood termite
Karl Glastad, Georgia Institute of Technology ; Juergen Liebig, Arizona State University ; Michael AD. Goodisman, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:00 AM
Chemical mediation of queen and king recognition in subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes)
Colin Funaro, North Carolina State University ; Edward L. Vargo, North Carolina State University
11:12 AM
Effects of zingerone on the mating efficacy of male fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Jess R. Inskeep, University of Hawai'i ; Helen Spafford, University of Hawai'i ; Todd Shelly, USDA - APHIS
11:24 AM
Avoidance, tolerance, or preference: Responses of the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) to xenobiotics
Ling-Hsiu Liao, University of Illinois ; May R. Berenbaum, University of Illinois
11:36 AM
Attraction of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) to colored light
Thomson Paris, University of Florida ; Sandra A. Allan, USDA-ARS-CMAVE ; Philip A. Stansly, University of Florida
11:48 AM
The nose knows: Using the olfactory system to dissect mosquito host-seeking behavior
Genevieve Tauxe, University of California ; Anandasankar Ray, University of California