32 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: SysEB

Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:45 AM-12:30 PM
Portland Ballroom 254 (Oregon Convention Center)
Chris Reid
Carol D. von Dohlen

8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:48 AM
Dosage compensation of a fused neo-Z sex chromosome in codling moth (Cydia pomonella)
Liuqi Gu, Cornell University ; Douglas Knipple, Cornell University
9:00 AM
Annotation of the Toll and IMD Pathways in Anopheles stephensi
Victoria Davidson, Kansas State University ; Robert Waterhouse, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ; Jake Tu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ; Igor V. Sharakhov, Virginia Tech ; Kristin Michel, Kansas State University
9:12 AM
Genome-wide rates of molecular evolution are higher in mutualistic plant-nesting ants
Benjamin Rubin, Field Museum of Natural History ; Corrie Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History
9:24 AM
Sources of protection against a parasitoid wasp: Are symbiont-based and aphid encoded resistance additive?
Adam J. Martinez, University of Georgia ; Kerry M. Oliver, University of Georgia
9:36 AM
Comparative genomics of the diverse obligate symbionts of Adelgidae (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea)
Kathryn Weglarz, Utah State University ; John McCutcheon, University of Montana ; Nathan Havill, USDA - Forest Service ; Robert Foottit, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada ; Carol D. von Dohlen, Utah State University
9:48 AM
Analysis of Triatoma gerstaeckeri microbiota next-generation sequencing data
Chissa-Louise Rivaldi, University of Texas ; Blake R. Bextine, University of Texas ; Chris M. Powell, University of Texas ; G. Schuster, Texas A&M University
10:00 AM
Functional adaptation of Wolbachia to novel hosts
Amelia Lindsey, University of California ; Richard Stouthamer, University of California
10:12 AM
Trypanosomatids and the dynamics of multiple infection in Drosophila
Phineas Hamilton, University of Victoria ; Nathan Bird, University of Victoria ; Steve J. Perlman, University of Victoria
10:24 AM
10:36 AM
Endosymbiotic Wolbachia infection in solitary bee communities
Abiya Saeed, University of Kentucky ; Jennifer White, University of Kentucky
10:48 AM
Virus transmission as an evolutionary adaptation of aphids
Patricia Pinheiro, Cornell University ; Stewart Gray, USDA - ARS ; Michelle Cilia, USDA - ARS
11:00 AM
Ground beetle response to forest disturbance: A test of the competition-colonization trade-off model
Kayla I. Perry, The Ohio State University ; Kimberly F. Wallin, USDA - Forest Service ; John Wenzel, Carnegie Museum of Natural History ; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University
11:12 AM
11:36 AM
Burrowing aquatic invertebrates increase phosphorus uptake by aquatic sediments in drainage ditches
Alan Leslie, University of Maryland ; William O. Lamp, University of Maryland