The University of Arkansas’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is excited to host Amelia Lindsey for a virtual seminar on March 7, 2023. Lindsey, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, will discuss her lab’s research on microbe-mediated losses of sex in beneficial insects. The seminar will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Plant Science Building, room 009, and will be part of the Spring 2023 Seminar Series.
Lindsey’s lab uses functional genomics to understand reproductive parasitism in insects, focusing specifically on the symbiont Wolbachia and parasitoid wasps. Her research examines how microbes affect host reproduction, and she will present her findings on how beneficial insects lose their ability to reproduce sexually due to microbe infestations.
Before the seminar, a social period will take place at 3:15 p.m. just outside the lecture hall, where attendees can enjoy light snacks and drinks. This is a great opportunity for attendees to meet and network with others who share a passion for entomology and plant pathology.
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