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Dr. Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joins us on the Where We Grow from Here Podcast. Dr. Robinson holds a University Swanlund Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professorship, is director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and director of the Bee Research Facility. Dr. Robinson pioneered the application of genomics to the study of social behavior and led the effort to sequence the honey bee genome and is a Wolf Prize in Agriculture recipient. In this episode, he talks with S2G’s Aaron Rudburg about the complexity of society, networks, information exchanges, and social evolution. Including some lessons we can all take away from honeybees. They examine the oftentimes less discussed ups and downs of science, the importance of understanding evolution, and the ethical and societal implications of new technologies.
For more information about the Honey Bee Research Facility and it's published reports, visit The Robinson Lab.
To view more of Dr. Robinson's published reports on the regulation and evolution of social behavior, check out these sholarly public access reports.