Engineered bacteria protect honey bee health - Livestream with Dr. Sean Leonard.

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Dr. Sean Leonard

Dr. Sean Leonard is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies honey bees and their gut bacteria. He completed his Ph.D. thesis in 2020, "Engineering the gut microbiome of honey bees," under the co-supervision of Dr. Nancy Moran and Dr. Jeffrey Barrick. Sean combines synthetic biology with evolutionary biology and symbiosis to understand the intimate connections between hosts and symbionts and then to exploit these connections to benefit society. He has studied honey bees for over 7 years and has pioneered technology to use symbiotic gut bacteria to improve bee health.

InsideTheHive.TV made a video about his publication before. And in this Livestream, Dr. Boncristiani and viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions about this fascinating research that can bring some hope against Varro mites.

Save the date: Sunday, April 11 at 2 PM ET. The event is free to everyone thanks to my wonderful patrons on Patreon

Any donation from this event will be sent to "Bees For Developments"

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