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.
Rebecca Westwick – Ph.D. Student
Rebecca received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Texas. She joined the lab in the fall of 2018, and is studying how the developmental social environment impacts adult neural energetics and behavior in the honey bee.
Grayson Grume – Ph.D. Student
Grayson received his B.S. in Entomology from the University of Florida. He joined the lab in May 2016, and is studying how robbing behavior is socially transmitted within and among hives.
Amanda Dunaway – Ph.D. Student
Amanda received her M.S. in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University. She joined the lab in Fall of 2018, and is studying how cover crop management impacts wild bee communities and early-season honey bee health.
Seth Biedenbender (Ag and Med Biotech)
Hanna Carr (Ag and Med Biotech)
Taylor Napier (Ag and Med Biotech)