Honey Bee Virus Ecology, Colony Health, and Antiviral Defense

Wed, Mar 4, 12:00 pm
Location: 
1-131 Wilson Hall
Speaker Name: 
Dr. Michelle Flenniken
Montana State University
Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology

Dr. Michelle Flenniken is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University. She is a microbiologist investigating honey bee host–pathogen interactions and Co-Director of the Pollinator Health Center at MSU. Michelle received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Iowa, then was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, before obtaining her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Montana State University. She did postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco prior to becoming a faculty member at MSU.  Dr. Flenniken serves as an Editor for Viruses and Apidologie, and reviewer for numerous journals and funding agencies. The Flenniken laboratory is supported by the National Science Foundation CAREER Program, the Montana Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant program, and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Previous support includes grants from the United States Department Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (USDA-NIFA-AFRI) and Project Apis m., a non-profit organization that supports honey bee research.

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