Monday at #UCDavis Gene Robinson “Me to We: Using Honey Bees to Find the Genetic Roots of Social Life”

Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series

Gene E. Robinson (2.22.16)

"Me to We: Using Honey Bees to Find the Genetic Roots of Social Life"

Gene E. Robinson obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1986 and joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He holds a University Swanlund Chair and is also the director of the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and director of the Bee Research Facility. He is the author or co-author of over 275 publications and pioneered the application of genomics to the study of social behavior, led the effort to gain approval from the National Institutes of Health for sequencing the honey bee genome, and founded the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium. Monday, February 22, 2016 at 4 p.m. Mondavi Center Studio Theatre.

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Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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