NCSU CALS NCARS -October 2012 Seminars
 
Departmental Seminars for October 2012
 

   
1 ENTOMOLOGY
Dr. Hannah Burack
Tenure Seminar
Tracking and Managing Drosophila suzuki [spotted wing drosophila], a Rrecently Detected Invasive Species in the Southeast

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HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Dr. Lodge McCammon
Curriculum & Contemporary Media Specialist, College of Education, Friday Institute, NCSU
Flipping the Classroom
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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Croatia: Wine, Wheat & More
Seminar with PhD candidates
Aaron Fox & Suzanne O'Connell,
who will discuss their experience working with the University of Zagreb & Collaboration Opportunities

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PLANT PATHOLOGY
Dr. Philip Berger, Center for Plant Health Science & Technology,  USDA-APHIS PPQ

APHIS Response to Plant Health 
Emergencies

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SOIL SCIENCE
Erika Larsen
Dept. of Soil Science M.S. Student

Exit Seminar:
Evaluating Soil Carbon Pools and Losses in Long-Term Organic and Conventional Farming Systems (under direction of Dr. Julie Grossman)
9am, McKimmon Room, 2223 Williams Hall

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GENETICS
Promotion Seminar
Dr. Max Scott
Dept. of Genetics
, NCSU
Gene Regulation in Fruit Flies:
Dosage Compensation, Sex Determination and Development of Male-Only Strains of Pest Species

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PLANT BIOLOGY
B.W. Wells Speaker
Dr. Marisa Otegul, Dept. of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Role of Plant ESCRT Proteins in Eendosomal Sorting and Autophagy

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TOXICOLOGY
Dr. Allen Olmstead, Alumni Speaker Bayer CropScience
Sexual Development & Endocrine Disruption in the Amphibian,  Xenopus tropicalis

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4 SOIL SCIENCE
Exit Seminar
Gina Lee
M.S. Student, Dept. of Soil Science, NCSU
Evaluation of Ground Covers for Erosion Control and Grass Establishment on Steep Slopes
(under direction of Dr. Richard McLaughlin)
9 am, McKimmon Room, 2223 Williams Hall
8 ENTOMOLOGY
Stephen Turner
Dept. of Entomology, NCSU
The Evolutionary History and Phylogenetic Distribution of Secondary Sexual Behaviors and Morphologies Associated with Nuptial Feeding in Dance Flies

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GENETICS & BIOLOGY | 1:30 pm
W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology Seminar
Dr. John R. Hibbing
Dept. of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincolnton
Genetics & Politics: A Bridge Too Far?

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PLANT PATHOLOGY
Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI),
NC Research Campus (NCRC),
Kannapolis, NC
Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC: Biodiscovery, Validation & Practical Delivery of Health Benefits

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9 PLANT BIOLOGY
Dr. Jennifer Modliszewski
Dept. of Biology, Duke University 
A Dissection of the Role of Polyploidization in Phenotypic Evolution in Mimulus sookensis Using Traditional Genetic & Contemporary Genomics Tools

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TOXICOLOGY
September Mihaly, NCSU PhD Student
A controlled fall: TAK1 regulates inflammation by modulating necroptosis in macrophages

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TOXICOLOGY
Monica Poteat, NCSU PhD Student
Divalent Metal (Ca, Cd, Mn, Zn) Uuptake & Interactions in the Aquatic Insect, Hydropsyche sparna (net-building caddisfly)

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10 GENETICS
Special Seminar
Dr. Jun Zhu, Institute of Bioinformatics, College of Agriculture & Biotechnology, Zheijang University, Hangzou
Novel Methods of GWAS Based on Omics Data & Their Applications in Molecular Breeding & Personal Medicine
10am, Stephens Room, 3503 Thomas Hall

SOIL SCIENCE
Dr. Karl Glazener
Director of Science Policy, ASA-CSSA-SSSA, Washington, DC
Reinventing Public Support for Agricultural & Environmental Sciences: Crafting the Message
3:15 Refreshments, McKimmon Room, Williams Hall
340 Seminar, Williams Hall Auditorium, Rm. 2215
11 ENTOMOLOGY
Laura Jeffers
Novel System for the Stabilization and Delivery of Proteins to the Insect Hemocoel through Conjugation with Aliphatic Polyethylene Glycol

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11 MICROBIOLOGY
Dr. Ian M. Carroll, Dept. of Medicine, UNC-Ch
The Intestinal Microbiota of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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SOIL SCIENCE
Exit Seminar
Pukhraj Deol, PhD Candidate
Developing Methodology to Characterize Soil-limited Evaporation
(direction of Dr. Joshua Heitman & Dr. Aziz Ammozegar)
9am, McKimmon Room, 2223 Williams Hall
12 STATISTICS
Dr. Marie Davidian
Dept. of Statistics,
NCSU
A Robust Method for Estimating Optimal Treatment Regimes

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15 ENTOMOLOGY
Heather Campbell, Emily Meineke & Colin Funaro
Dept. of Entomology, NCSU
Spoken Science

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GENETICS
Dr. Sonny Liu, Dept. of Animal Science
, NCSU
Modulation of Avian Pathways and Viral Pathogenesis by microRNA
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HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Robert Masson, Biological Science Technician, USDA-ARS Soybean & Nitrogen Fixation Unit
Barcoding with Test Tracer for Plant Breeders

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PLANT PATHOLOGY
Dr. Yulu Xia, Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM),  NCSU
A NCSU & USDA-APHIS Joint Research & Outreach Project on Huangglongbing (citrus greening) — The Most Devastating Citrus Disease Worldwide

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SOIL SCIENCE
Exit Seminar
Kristen Bukowski
M.S. Student, Dept. of Soil Science
Groundwater-surface Water Interaction and Ammonium Retention Within the Floodplain of the Cape Fear River, North Carolina (under direction of Dr. Deanna Osmond)
11am, McKimmon Room, 2223 Williams Hall
16 PLANT BIOLOGY & GENETICS
Dr. Erin Slabaugh, Departments of Crop Science & Plant Biology, NCSU
Characterization of a Plant-Specific Membrane-Tethered MYB Transcription Factor in Arabidopsis thaliana

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STATISTICS
Kyle White
5th Year Grad Student
The coolest thing you've ever learned in R

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TOXICOLOGY
Dr. Jeffrey Rathmell, Duke University
Lymphocyte Metabolism in Immunity & Leukemia

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17 BIOCHEMISTRY
Special Seminar
Dr. Paul Hamilton, Dept. of Molecular & Structural Biochemistry, NCSU
Neutrons & Croutons, Peptides & Phage

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SOIL SCIENCE
Dr. Alexandra Graves
Department of Soil Science, NCSU
Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Tools for Identifying Host Sources of Fecal Bacteria
Pre-seminar refreshments, 3:15pm, McKimmon Room, 2223 Williams Hall
Seminar at 3:40, Williams Hall Auditorium, Room 2215

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18 BIOCHEMISTRY
Special Seminar
Dr. John Mackenzie, Dept. of Microbiology, NCSU
Topic: TBA

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BIOLOGY
Dr. John Rawls
Dept. of Cell & Molecular Physiology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Microbial & Developmental Regulation of Vertebrate Energy Balance

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ENTOMOLOGY
Dr. Mary Barbercheck
Dept. of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University
A Growing Legacy: Women Farmers Protecting the Environment

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MICROBIOLOGY
Dr. Hans-Peter Blaschek, Director, Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Dept. of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Univ. of Illnois, Urbana-Champaign
Overview of the Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research & Recent Developments in Clostridial Strain Development for Bio-butanol

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22 ENTOMOLOGY
Dr. John Tooker
Pennsylvania State University
Factors Influencing Herbivore Populations: Genotypic Diversity and Top Down Control
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GENETICS
Dr. Olav Rueppell,Dept. of Biology, UNC-Greensboro
The Genetic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding Confirms the Reproductive Ground Nature of Social Evolution
1:30pm, Stephens Room, Thomas Hall

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GENETICS
Dr. Kelly Dyer, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens
Topic: TBA

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HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Dr. Anne Spotford
Dept. of Horticultural Science, NCSU
How I Spent My Study Leave: A Three-Pronged Approach to Planting Design

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PLANT PATHOLOGY
Andrea Torres-Barragan
Wild strawberry, Potential Source of Biological Control Agents for Strawberry Black Root Rot

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23 AGRICULTURAL & RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Dr. Rich Sexton, University of California-Davis
Competition in Farm Product Markets: Do Long-Run Incentives Trump Short-Run Market Power?

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BIOCHEMISTRY
Dr. Hosni Hassan, Dept. of Microbiology, NCSU

Free Radical Biology Regulation of Gene Expression & Virulence in Enteric Bacteria
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PLANT BIOLOGY 
Dr. Ralph Dean
Dept. of Plant Pathology, NCSU
Post-genomic View of Fungal Pathogenesis: Magnaporthe oryzae, a case study

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STATISTICS
Student Seminars: Student Sampler with: Seung Jun Shin, Kristin Linn & Meng Li
Dept. of Statistics, NCSU
A Piecewise Linear Conditional Survival Function Estimator Interactive Q-Learning Bayesian Multiscale Smoothing of Gaussian Noised Images

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TOXICOLOGY
Dr. Greg Wang, UNC-Chapel Hill
Understanding Histone Methylation in Gene Regulation, Differentiation & Oncogenesis

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updated 9-26-12   revised9-27-2012
24 BIOCHEMISTRY
Special Seminar
Dr. Jose Bruno-Barcena
Dept. of Microbiology, NCSU
The Production of Understanding: Microbial Stress Resistance

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BIOCHEMISTRY
Special Seminar
Dr. Mike Hyman
Dept. of Microbiology, NCSU
The Microbial Production & Consumption of Tertiary Butyl Alcohol

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BIOLOGY
Dr. Martha Reiskind
Dept. of Biology, NCSU
Evolutionary Trajectories of Aquatic Species
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MICROBIOLOGY
Dr. Javier A. Izquierdo
Center for Agricultural & Environmental Biotech, RTI International, RTP
Development of Novel Approaches for the Microbial Conversion of Plant Biomass to Fuels

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26 BIOLOGY
Masters Seminar
Julissa Irizarry
Patch Dynamics & Permeability of Fragmented Matrix Habitats in Southwestern Puerto Rico

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BIOLOGY
Masters Seminar
Jennifer Archambault
Thermal Sensitivity of Freshwater Mussels: Incorporating Benthic Ecology into Laboratory Mecocosm Experiments

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STATISTICS
Sam Weerahandi, Pfizer
How to Model Like Bayesians without Prior Distributions

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29 ENTOMOLOGY
Dr. Jim Miller
Michigan State University
Expanding the Information Harvested from Trapping Data

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GENETICS
Dr. Simon Foote, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney
Platelets, Parasites & Porphyria, a Host's Defense Against Malaria

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HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Dr. Keith Davis
Propagation of the Ghost Orchid

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PLANT PATHOLOGY
Dr. Eric Ward

Two Blades Foundation
Toward Durable Disease Resistance
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PLANT BIOLOGY
Dr. Eric Rogers
Biology Dept., Duke University
Cell Type-Specific Transcriptional Profiling as a Tool to Study Metabolic Pathways

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TOXICOLOGY
Dr. Praveen Sethupathy
UNC-Chapel Hill
The Role of MicroRNAs in Energy Homeostasis

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31 BIOLOGY
PhD Seminar
Joshua Raabe
Factors Influencing Distribution and Survival of Migratory Fishes Following Multiple Low-Head Dam Removals on a North Carolina River

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SOIL SCIENCE
Dr. Deanna Osmond
Department of Soil Science, NCSU
Protecting Water Quality Using Agricultural Conservation Practices: Lessons from the National Institute of Food & Agriculture Conservation Effects Assessment Project

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  updated 9-26-12   revised 9-27-2012
updated 10-30-2012

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