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

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Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

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Bees Pesticides Honey Bees Honey Ecology Pollen Conservation Nutrition Apis Mellifera Bee Parasites Pesticide Viruses Population Land Use Lipids Health Pathogens Pollinator Genes Occupational Groups Global Change Pathogenicity Eastern Africa Transcriptomics

Most Recent Publications

Sean T. Bresnahan, Ellen Lee, Lindsay Clark, Rong Ma, Juliana Rangel, Christina M. Grozinger, Hongmei Li-Byarlay, 2023, BMC Genomics

Local habitat type influences bumble bee pathogen loads and bee species distributions

Elena M. Gratton, Darin J. McNeil, Christina M. Grozinger, Heather M. Hines, 2023, Environmental Entomology on p. 491-501

Shannon M. Cruz, Christina M. Grozinger, 2023, Conservation Science and Practice

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

InsectEye: An Intelligent Trap for Insect Biodiversity Monitoring

Eric Homan, Codey Mathis, Chonghan Lee, Harland Patch, Christian Grozinger, Vijay Narayanan, 2023, on p. 401-406

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

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

Bee viruses: Ecology, pathogenicity, and impacts

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

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

Overwintering honey bees: biology and management

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

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

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

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

Female honeybees may pass down ‘altruistic’ genes

Honeybee genes might make workers serve the queen above themselves

Honeybees may inherit altruism from their mothers

Researchers look at the behavior in worker honey bees and find some surprises

Xploration Awesome Planet: Decline in Bee Population

The decline of bee populations around the world is an enormous threat to people and the planet

Honey bees inherit altruistic traits from their mother

While many animals do not inherently display altruistic tendencies, a recent study has found that honey bees are an important exception

Honey bees may inherit altruistic behavior from their mothers

True altruism is rare behavior in animals, but a new study by Penn State researchers has found that honey bees display this trait. Additionally, they found that an evolutionary battle of genetics may determine the parent they inherit it from.

Spotted lanternflies are still a pest but the smoky honey they help make could be good for you

New research shows honey connected to spotted lanternfly has medicinal potential as well as a fall flavor for foodies

New updates come to 'Beescape,' an online tool for supporting pollinators

New updates have come to Beescape, an online tool created by a Penn State-led team for assessing the quality of landscapes for supporting bees and other pollinators.

Penn State receives $3M grant to address insect biodiversity crisis

Penn State researchers have received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to spearhead a new initiative to create novel monitoring systems for insect populations.

Workshop empowers beekeepers to breed more resilient honey bees

Honey bees are crucial for pollinating crops, but in Northeastern states, according to Penn State researchers, more than 40% of honey bee colonies die each winter partly due to susceptibility to parasites and pathogens.

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.