Program Symposia Presenters

Below is a list of speakers* committed to presenting in a Program Symposium at Entomology 2017. Due to the one oral presentation limit at the meeting, these speakers are ineligible to present in a Section or Member Symposium. 
*As of March 29, 2017

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Omar Akbari Univ. of California Can gene drive research provide another tool for the management of invasive species? Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Theodore Andreadis Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Evolutionary strategies and adaptations for survival among mosquito-parasitic Microsporidia: Evidence for coevolution and host switching Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Shannon Bennett California Academy of Sciences Mosquitoes and their microbes: Diversity across trophic levels and insights into disease transmission Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
May  Berenbaum Univ. of Illinois How to bug a conversation Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
Jake E. Bova Virginia Tech Science communication and the social media echo chamber Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
Catherine Dana Univ. of Illinois Bioinspiration: bringing together entomologists, microbiologists, engineers, and more The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Henry Fadamiro Auburn Univ.  The X's and O's of academic collaborations The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Desmond Foley Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Patterns and consequences of global mosquito species diversity Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Jennifer Gordon SC Johnson & Son, Inc. Influencing science policy requires adaptive and diverse communication Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell Univ. of California Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing: The extreme citrus challenge Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Joel Hutcheson USDA - APHIS Invasive potential of mites and ticks of medical and/or veterinary concern in the United State Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Specices and Communication Strategies
Matthew  Jones Washington State Univ. Extending, improving, and applying your research through interdisciplinary and international collaboration The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Hee Kim Texas A&M Univ. Ph.D. in 36 months via collaboration, prioritization, and dedication The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Frederic Labbe Univ. of Groningen Evolution of salt-water tolerant species in the Anopheles gambiae complex from a comparative genomic perspective Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Flora Lichtman Science Journalist Keynote: Recipes for making science appetizing Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
Yvonne-Marie Linton Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit Barcodes, bionomics and biodiversity of Anopheles mosquitoes Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Andrea  Lucky Univ. of Florida Pavement ants to population genomics: How citizen science can benefit invasion science Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Louise Lynch Univ. of Nebraska Communicating science to, and through, citizen scientists in entomology research Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
Sarah Meierotto Univ. of Kentucky From the forests of French Guiana to the city of Singapore: exploration, discovery and co-operation in taxonomic research The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Rob  Morrison USDA Combating the threat posed by the invasive brown marmorated stink bug through a nationally coordinated research, outreach, and IPM programs to deliver sustainable solutions to stakeholders Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Jason Mottern Iowa State Univ. The grand challenge of a hyperdiverse order: Streamlining Hymenopteran systematics for classical biological control programs Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Edmund Norris Iowa State Univ. Plant derived synergists: Plant compounds as a means of enhancing diverse insecticides The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Andrew Park Univ. of Georgia Assessing mosquito diversity and pathogen transmission: Lessons and insights from the Culicoides-EHD system Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Gwen Pearson Purdue Univ. How to talk to a reporter about your research Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski Univ. of Florida Microbial ecology of Asian citrus psyllid Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Catherine Prussing SUNY School of Public Health Linking ecological profile, spatial distribution and microbiota diversity of Anopheline larvae from remote villages on four river systems in Amazonian Peru Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Sonny Ramaswamy USDA - NIFA Keynote: A view from Washington DC Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Kristie Reddick The Bug Chicks Why before how: Clarity of purpse and voice in SciComm Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
Michael Reiskind North Carolina State Univ. Landscape patterns of vector diversity: Processes and consequences for pathogens Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Adrian A. Smith North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Putting primary scientific research in the public eye through online video Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
John Soghigian Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Convergence in habitat specialization and morphology in Aedes mosquitoes Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Meredith Spence North Carolina State Univ. Convergence in habitat specialization and morphology in Aedes mosquitoes The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Richard Stone StoryWork International Science collaboration and communication Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Katherine Todd The Ohio State Univ. Little insects, big city: A case study in large-scale collaborative research The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Carly M. Tribull Sam Houston State Univ.  Digitizing outreach: Adventures in creating an art & science website Igniting the Spark: Science Communication by the Next Generation of Entomologists
William Walker Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences From the individual scientist to the scientific community: Multi-trophic collaborations pave the way for success The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Brian Wiegmann North Carolina State Univ. Introduction and phylogenomics to reconstruct the evolutionary history of mosquito diversification Igniting Cross Disciplinarity, Inspiring Novel Research, and Innovating Solutions to the World’s Biggest Killers: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives of Biodiversity in the Mosquitoes
Ashley Yates The Ohio State Univ. Translational Plant Sciences (TPS): A unique graduate program fostering collaboration The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science
Donald Yee Univ. of Southern Mississippi The odd couple. Invasion biology, managements challenges, and 21st century threats from teh mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States Grand Challenges: Tackling Invasive Species and Communication Strategies
Robert Zinna Univ. of Arizona Strategies for managing collaboration between distant laboratory groups The Power of Cooperation: Collaborations that Facilitate Advancements in Science

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