Presenter: Michelle Flenniken, PhD, Montana State University
Honey Bee Pathogens and Bee Health
This presentation will explore the impact of pathogens on honey bee health at both the colony and individual bee levels.
Michelle Flenniken, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Plant Sciences Department 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 BS in Biology from the University of Iowa; she then volunteered in the Peace Corps in Ghana before obtaining her PhD in Microbiology from Montana State University. She did postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco, prior to joining the faculty at MSU. For additional information, visit: http://plantsciences.montana.edu/facultyorstaff/faculty/Flenniken and http://www.montana.edu/pollinators.