Depar​tment Seminars​ - SPRING 2023

Seminars are scheduled on Thursdays with a Q&A session at the end of each presentation. Most seminars will be in person at Whistler Hall room 116 (WSLR 116). Anyone outside the department that would like to be notified of upcoming seminars can subscribe to the entm.seminars listserv. Any virtual seminars are recorded and will be made available in a YouTube playlist shortly after the date of each seminar.

Date - Time - Location
Presenter Seminar Topic/Area of Interest

Jan 12 - 3:45 P.M.

Dean's Auditorium (PFEN 241)

Eyal MaoriUniversity of Cambridge

Of honey bees and RNA cooperation between organisms

Jan 19 - 3:45 P.M.


Coby Schal - North Carolina State University Pest adaptations drive innovative solutions

Jan 26 - 3:45 P.M.


Shahid Siddique - University of California, Davis Biology of Nematode Infection of Plants

Feb 2 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Vikki Weake - Purdue Biochemistry Circadian regulators protect the aging eye against retinal degeneration and oxidative stress

Feb 9 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116


Feb 16 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Christine J. PicardIUPUI Circular research: how I learned to love the fly

Feb 23 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Aaron D. Smith - Purdue Entomology Darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) as a model system in evolution and ecology

Mar 2 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Lewis Bartlett - University of Georgia Understanding virulence in honey bee health

Mar 9 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Virginia Ferris Memorial Endowment Award - Speaker Hongmei Li-Byarlay Celebrating Women in Entomology

Mar 16

*NO SEMINAR*  Spring Break - no seminar

Mar 23 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Monica Kersch-Becker - Penn State Complex species interactions: from trophic cascades to ecological networks

Mar 30 - 3:45 P.M.


Miles Zhang - University of Edinburgh From Citizen Science to Genome: Advances in the study of the gall wasp communities

Apr 6 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Jody Green, Jonathan Larson, & Michael Skvarla - Arthro-Pod (podcast) Life after Purdue: Communicating the Science of Arthropods through Podcasting

Apr 13 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Anthony Cognato - Michigan State University Bark and ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae): Diversity, biological novelties and imminent pests

Apr 20 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Mike Crossley - University of Delaware And something borrowed: My semiparasitic life as an ecoinformatician

 May 4 - 3:45 P.M.

WSLR 116

Monique RiveraCornell University TBA