I started my research as a virologist working on virus diseases of crops and plants. My career as a research scientist... I have worked in a variey of locations including England, Costa Rica the United States (Oklahoma and Pennsylvania) and Sweden, in both academic and non-academic research institutes. While at Penn State, I discovered honeybees and ever since I've been specializing in virus diseases of honeybees and pollinators. I have been one of the principal research scientists of the Honeybee Research Group at SLU since 2005.
I teach in the popular and well-regarded annual course, "Bees, Beekeeping and Pollination", (xxoooo), which blends classroom teaching with practical hands-on training. I also teach a portion of the graduate course, "Writing Scientific Papers" where we cover everything from writing your first draft to producing a final product for publication in a scientific journal. This includes organization, language management and the editorial process.
My research subjects include honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees, and how their communal pathosphere (i.e. the pathogens shared between different pollinators) and health are affected by a range of nutritional, chemical and physical stressors in both natural and cultivated landscapes.