Dr. Christina M. Grozinger, Pennsylvania State University received the 2021 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences.
A leading social insect biologist, Dr. Grozinger integrates research, education, outreach, and service in her work regarding the biology and health of honeybees and other pollinators. She has expanded our understanding of how bee stressors—including pathogens, parasites, pesticides, poor nutrition, climate change, and extreme weather effects—affect bees. The work is critical to helping address the global crisis of pollinator decline.
Dr. Grozinger is a highly collaborative scientist who has participated as principal and co-principal investigator on several NSF-supported research projects on a variety of topics. A sample of her NSF awards, going all the way back to her graduate degree days is listed below, including her CAREER award from IOS:
IOS EDGE: Accelerating arthropod genetic manipulation through ReMOT Control
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Molecular Mechanisms Underpinning The Kin Selection Theory Of Intragenomic Conflict
Collaborative Research: Quantifying the Critical Importance of Insect-mediated Pollination Service for the U.S. Economy
BREAD: Sustainable Solutions for Preserving Pollinator Health in East Africa
Collaborative Research: Epigenetic Gene Regulation in the Social Bee Apis Mellifera
Dissertation Research: Sociogenomics of pheromone response and reproductive traits in worker honey bees
SGER: Microarray Analysis of Caste Ontogeny in a Social Insect
CAREER: Genomic Analysis of Pheromone-Mediated Behavior