Ph.D. Student Oral Presentation Competition I

Monday, March 14, 2016: 2:00 PM-4:05 PM
Hannover Ballroom II (Sheraton Raleigh Hotel)

2:00 PM
Identification of Biological Characteristics That Enhance the Attraction of Lutzomyia longipalpis Females to Conspecific Male Sex Pheromones
Anthony Greene, Clemson University ; Gideon Wasserberg, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2:12 PM
Chemical Signals to Manipulate Honey Bee Behavior
Nicholas Larson, Virginia Tech ; Uli Bernier, USDA, Agricultural Research Service ; Jeffrey Bloomquist, University of Florida ; Troy Anderson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2:36 PM
A Combined Transcriptome and Anchored Hybrid Phylogenomic Approach to Address Acalyptrate Fly Phylogeny (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha)
Keith M. Bayless, North Carolina State University ; Michelle Trautwein, California Academy of Sciences ; Brian Wiegmann, North Carolina State University
2:48 PM
Frass Semiochemicals Important to Corn-Infesting Ulidiidae (Diptera)
David Owens, University of Florida ; Gregg Nuessly, University of Florida ; Thomas Colquhoun, University of Florida ; Paul E. Kendra, USDA - ARS ; Daniel Hahn, University of Florida ; Dakshina Seal, University of Florida
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Gene Duplication in the Evolution of Sex and Caste Biased Gene Expression
Linh Chau, Georgia Institute of Technology ; Michael AD. Goodisman, Georgia Institute of Technology
3:27 PM
The Effects of JH Analogues on Diapausing Halymorpha halys and Megacopta cribraria
Cory Penca, University of Florida ; Amanda C. Hodges, University of Florida
3:39 PM
Characterizing the Role of Gibberellic Acid (GA) in Rice Defense Against Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) Feeding
Lina Bernaola, Louisiana State University ; Michael Stout, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
3:51 PM
Are Tobacco-Adapted Aphids (Myzus persicae) More Tolerant to Neonicotinoid Pesticides?
H. Alejandro Merchan, North Carolina State University ; Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University