Christina Grozinger

Director of the Center for Pollinator Research; Director of the Insect Biodiversity Center; Publius Vergilius Maro Professor and Huck Scholar of Entomology

Christina Grozinger

Research Summary

Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

Huck Graduate Students

Huck Affiliations


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Bees Pesticides Honey Honey Bees Ecology Pollen Bee Climate Conservation Pollinator Land Use Nutrition Apis Mellifera Parasites Pesticide Health Genes Viruses Population Pollinating Insects Genomics Resource Lipids Pathogens Occupational Groups

Most Recent Publications

Jason Keagy, Chloe P. Drummond, Kadeem J. Gilbert, Christina M. Grozinger, Jill Hamilton, Heather M. Hines, Jesse Lasky, Cheryl A. Logan, Ruairidh Sawers, Tyler Wagner, 2023, Molecular Ecology Notes

Timothy J. Prestby, Anthony C. Robinson, Dave McLaughlin, Patrick M. Dudas, Christina M. Grozinger, 2023, Journal of Environmental Management

Honey bee nutritional ecology: From physiology to landscapes

Gabriela M. Quinlan, Christina M. Grozinger, 2023, on p. 289-345

Margaret R. Douglas, Paige Baisley, Sara Soba, Melanie Kammerer, Eric V. Lonsdorf, Christina M. Grozinger, 2022, Scientific data

Anthony D. Vaudo, Emily Erickson, Harland M. Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, Junpeng Mu, 2022, Scientific Reports

Xin Wu, Neharika Bhatia, Christina M. Grozinger, Soojin V. Yi, 2022, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics

E. Erickson, C. M. Grozinger, H. M. Patch, 2022, Journal of Economic Entomology on p. 1571-1582

E. Erickson, R. R. Junker, Jared Gregory Ali, N. McCartney, H. M. Patch, C. M. Grozinger, 2022, Annals of Botany on p. 561-577

Gabriela M. Quinlan, Douglas Sponsler, Hannah R. Gaines-Day, Harper B.G. McMinn-Sauder, Clint R.V. Otto, Autumn H. Smart, Théotime Colin, Claudio Gratton, Rufus Isaacs, Reed Johnson, Meghan O. Milbrath, Christina M. Grozinger, 2022, Environmental Research Letters

Most-Cited Papers

Anthony D. Vaudo, John F. Tooker, Christina M. Grozinger, Harland M. Patch, 2015, Current Opinion in Insect Science on p. 133-141

Anthony D. Vaudo, Harland M. Patch, David A. Mortensen, John F. Tooker, Christina M. Grozinger, 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E4035-E4042

Genomic analysis of the interaction between pesticide exposure and nutrition in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Daniel R. Schmehl, Peter E.A. Teal, James L. Frazier, Christina M. Grozinger, 2014, Journal of Insect Physiology on p. 177-190

Bee viruses: Ecology, pathogenicity, and impacts

Christina M. Grozinger, Michelle L. Flenniken, 2019, Annual Review of Entomology on p. 205-226

Overwintering honey bees: biology and management

Mehmet Ali Döke, Maryann Frazier, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Current Opinion in Insect Science on p. 185-193

Douglas B. Sponsler, Christina M. Grozinger, Claudia Hitaj, Maj Rundlöf, Cristina Botías, Aimee Code, Eric V. Lonsdorf, Andony P. Melathopoulos, David J. Smith, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Wayne E. Thogmartin, Neal M. Williams, Minghua Zhang, Margaret R. Douglas, 2019, Science of the Total Environment on p. 1012-1027

David A. Galbraith, Xingyu Yang, Elina Lastro Niño, Soojin Yi, Christina Grozinger, 2015, PLoS Pathogens on p. 1-24

Elliud Muli, Harland Patch, Maryann Frazier, James Frazier, Baldwyn Torto, Tracey Baumgarten, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng ang a. Kimani, Fiona Mumoki, Daniel Masiga, James Tumlinson, Christina Grozinger, 2014, PLoS One

Anthony D. Vaudo, John F. Tooker, Harland M. Patch, David J. Biddinger, Michael Coccia, Makaylee K. Crone, Mark Fiely, Jacob S. Francis, Heather M. Hines, Mackenzie Hodges, Stephanie W. Jackson, Denis Michez, Junpeng Mu, Laura Russo, Maliheh Safari, Erin D. Treanore, Maryse Vanderplanck, Eric Yip, Anne S. Leonard, Christina M. Grozinger, 2020, Insects

Vincent Doublet, Yvonne Poeschl, Andreas Gogol-Döring, Cédric Alaux, Desiderato Annoscia, Christian Aurori, Seth M. Barribeau, Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina, Mark J.F. Brown, James C. Bull, Michelle L. Flenniken, David A. Galbraith, Elke Genersch, Sebastian Gisder, Ivo Grosse, Holly L. Holt, Dan Hultmark, H. Michael G. Lattorff, Yves Le Conte, Fabio Manfredini, Dino P. McMahon, Robin F.A. Moritz, Francesco Nazzi, Elina L. Niño, Katja Nowick, Ronald P. van Rij, Robert J. Paxton, Christina M. Grozinger, 2017, BMC Genomics

News Articles Featuring Christina Grozinger

Penn State announces 2023 University-wide faculty and staff awards

Each spring, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. These awards highlight many of the University's faculty and staff who go above and beyond in their work at Penn State.

Study: Mapping people’s knowledge of bees may aid in pollinator conservation

U.S. college students’ knowledge of bees focuses primarily on honey bees and pollination services, according to Penn State researchers, who said findings from their recent study could help in designing campaigns to generate support for protecting threatened pollinators.

Grant will promote STEM graduate studies for students from diverse backgrounds

A consortium of institutions led by faculty in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $75,000 planning grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at expanding the recruitment of and opportunities for Black, Indigenous and Latino students to enroll in science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduate programs.

Fact check: False claim that bumblebees use acoustic levitation to move through the air

Bees affect the ecosystem through pollination, but some social media users are claiming one type of bee – the bumblebee – has a unique ability: levitation.

International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, Policy slated for 2023

Online registration and submission of abstracts now are open for the fifth International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, which is scheduled for July 3-6, 2023, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.

How Are the Bees?

The collapse of our pollinators may no longer be headlines, but we’re still killing their buzz.

Penn State unit partner projects highlight awareness, importance of pollinators

Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research and the Insect Biodiversity Center, both at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and the Department of Graphic Design at the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture have formed a partnership, funded by the Apes Valentes Program, to develop, design and produce materials to help increase awareness of pollinator biodiversity, the importance of pollinators to food security and ecosystem health, and strategies that can be used to support pollinators in urban, agricultural and natural landscapes.

Managing habitat for flowering plants may mitigate climate effects on bee health

Warm, wet weather conditions and changing climate negatively influence the nectar intake and nutritional health of honey bees, but maintaining large tracts of grassy natural habitat with flowering plants around apiaries may help to mitigate the detrimental effects of climate, according to a new study by an international team of researchers.

Huck Students Receive Alumni Awards

Two Huck IGDP students have been recognized as part of the 2021-22 Graduate School Alumni Association faculty and student awards in the Life & Health Sciences section.

Mining for knowledge: Scientists identify bee that can aid black cherry recovery

A ground-nesting bee family — commonly known as miner bees — could play a heightened role in rebuilding black cherry populations in Pennsylvania and beyond, according to Penn State entomologists who investigated pollinators’ contributions to the valuable hardwood species.