Congratulations to Jimmy Harrison!
Jimmy is a graduating neuroscience senior who worked in the lab assisting other students, and then developed his own independent project on the effects of smoke on honey bee behavior and brain gene expression. He has accepted a technician position in Josie Clowney’s lab at the University of Michigan.
Congratulations to Sarah Preston!
Sarah was awarded first place in the President’s Prize poster competition at the 2017 Entomological Society of America national meeting in Denver, CO. She also received third place for her poster at the 2018 ESA North Central Branch meeting (Madison, WI). Both awards were for Sarah’s work on maternal stress effects on worker bee behavior and immune function in the honey bee.
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Grant Awarded
We were awarded a 3-year grant to study the impacts of winter annual weeds on wild bee communities and honey bee health in the context of agricultural lands. This is collaborative work with Erin Haramoto in Plant and Soil Sciences (UK) and Sandra Rehan (UNH). Read more about this project here:
Congratulations to Clare Rittschof!
I am deeply honored to receive the 2018 Outstanding New Investigator award from the Animal Behavior Society.