Clare C. Rittschof – Assistant Professor
Clare earned a PhD in Zoology from the University of Florida studying spider reproductive tactics and body size evolution. From 2011-2015 she worked as a post-doc at the University of Illinois and Pennsylvania State University, studying honey bee social behavior, neuroscience, and genomics.
Joseph Palmer – Laboratory Technician
Joseph received his M.S. in Entomology from Kentucky State University, studying the honey bee pathogenic fungus Nosema.
Sarah Preston – Graduate student
Sarah received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Auburn University and is currently working on a Master’s degree studying how queen stress impacts worker behavior and immune function.
Grayson Grume – Graduate student
Grayson received his B.S. in Entomology from the University of Florida. He is working on a PhD, studying how robbing behavior is socially transmitted within and among hives.
Seth Biedenbender (Ag and Med Biotech)
Hanna Carr (Ag and Med Biotech)