Three students presented talks on research conducted at Wake Forest University Department of Biology at the 11th annual meeting of the Southern Appalachian Honeybee Research Consortium (SAHRC) held on Saturday, March 21, 2014 at the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. The students are all participants in research in the laboratory of Reynolds Professor Susan Fahrbach. Biology doctoral candidate Ashton Trawinski presented her dissertation research in a talk titled Pheromone Modulation of Ecdysteroid Titers in Adult Worker Honey Bees. Senior biology major Katherine Stevenson spoke on Effects of Ecdysteroids on Worker Honey Bee Immunocompetence. Psychology major and neuroscience minor Amy Fraser outlined a research project provocatively titled Who’s Your Daddy? Does Patriline Determination Reveal a Genetic Correlation in Honey Bee Field Behavior? A total of 8 Wake Forest bee researchers attended the consortium meeting. The Department of Biology will host the 2017 meeting of SAHRC. The consortium blends basic and applied research on honey bees and includes participants from UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, North Carolina State University, East Tennessee State University, Virginia Tech, and Clemson.
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