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Gene Robinson and May Berenbaum - Reddit's Ask Me Anything

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Tue, 2/14/2017
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Social Media Discussion

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  • Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Speaker(s): Dr. Gene Robinson, IGB Director, Swanlund Chair Entomology; Dr. May Berenbaum, Professor and Head of Entomology

IGB Director and Swanlund Chair in Entomology Gene Robinson, with Professor and Head of Entomology May Berenbaum, will be featured on Reddit's Ask Me Anything on February 14, 9:00am. The popular series has included celebrities, scientists, authors, artists, U.S. presidents and more, and allows individuals to post questions online to be answered by the host.

Questions can be submitted starting at 7:00 am on February 14th at https://www.reddit.com/r/science/. More information can be found in the official notice below.

Science AMA Series: We are Dr. May Berenbaum and Dr. Gene Robinson, University of Illinois entomologists. We study the genomics of honey bee biology, and we’re here for some sweet science discussion for Valentine’s Day! AUA!

We are two scientists who are fascinated by honey bees: their complex social lives, their collective ability to adapt to environmental challenges, their sophisticated cognitive abilities, and the vital role they play in agriculture and food production. We also share a common experimental approach: exploring the behaviors, life history, evolution, and health of honey bees and other insects by studying their genomes.


We will be here at on February 14 at 1:00 PM CST to answer your questions, ask us anything!

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Cost: Free

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