Melissa Warden with student
Research interests spanning all levels, from single neurons to whole organisms


Research in the Department falls into five overlapping core areas: cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, computational neuroscience, chemical ecology, and animal social behavior. Faculty, postdoctoral associates, technical staff, and graduate students all share the goal of understanding how the nervous system underlies behavior. 

Honeybee with Varroa mite

Research Spotlight: Nimble mites wreak havoc on honeybees

NB&B graduate student, David Peck, is studying how the Varroa mites associated with massive honeybee colony deaths, can nimbly jump from flowers onto bees.

Peck says:

If a mite could jump from a flower onto a bee that tried to visit one of these flowers at an open-air flower market, the result could be disastrous.

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