- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
The annual UC Davis Graduate Research Symposium for the Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases (DEBVBD) is set for 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 9 in the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, 530 Alumni Drive.
Coordinator Sharon Lawler, professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, announced that the symposium is open to all interested persons.
The schedule includes
- 3:10 p.m. Opening remarks by coordinator/professor Sharon Lawler of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology
- 3:15 p.m. Presentation by Steve Lindow, professor of plant pathology, UC Berkeley, on “Detailed Studies of Vectorborne Plant Pathogens Can Lead to Novel Means of Disease Control: the Case of Xylella fastidiosa in Grape and Citrus"
- 4:05 p.m. Graduate Student Poster Session. All DEBVBD students are required to present a poster
- 5:15 p.m. Presentation by Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, on “Endosymbiotic Control of Mosquito-Borne Vruses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
- 6:05 p.m. Informal, catered dinner (space is limited and reservations are required)
Students presenting their posters will be Sarah Taysir Abusaa, Laura Harlan Backus, Erin Elizabeth Ball, Nicholas Booster, Marisa Anne Pella Donnelly, Anna C Erickson, Jessica Yvette Franco, Karen Marie Holcomb, Erin Taylor Kelly, William Louie, Norma Angelica Ordaz, Risa Raelene Pesapane, Benjamin Thomas Plourde, Maribel Alexandra Portilla, Kasen Kane Riemersma, Pascale Claire Stiles, and Olivia Chase Winokur.
Beverages and snacks will be provided at the symposium. Those interested in attending the dinner must respond by Monday, May 6. Space is limited; first priority will go to members of the DEBVBD, Lawler said. To RSVP, access https://forms.gle/zjTq2DTeahenGeTa6
The event is funded by the Pacific-Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology, and the Virginia Perry Wilson Endowment.