This month we are honored to have a professor from San Diego coming to talk to us. Dr. James C. Nieh was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Southern California. He received his B.A. at Harvard in 1991 and his PhD from Cornell University in 1997. He subsequently received a NSF-NATO Postdoctoral fellowship to study at the University of Würzburg in Germany. After this, he received the prestigious Harvard Junior Fellowship. In 2000, he joined the faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California San Diego where he is currently a professor in the Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. Dr. Nieh’s interests focus on bee communication, cognition, and health. He studies many types of social bees, including honey bees, bumble bees, and stingless bees. Currently, his lab is interested in exploring how bee colonies use foraging communication to deal with challenges from predators and alter their behavior in response to pesticides and disease.
Simone Tosi, a visiting PhD student from the University of Bologna,
Italy, will also talk about his research on bee health and his new
project in the Nieh lab studying the effects of chronic sublethal
pesticide exposure in honey bees.
The meeting will be at the usual time of 6:30PM at the La Mirada Civic Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638
And for those of you who may have seen James in Costa Mesa, he assures me that this presentation will be completely different plus the addition of Simone.
See you there Thursday May 23rd, 2013!!