Michelle Vohs

Research Scientist

Research Interests:

Michelle started at the Bee Lab in 2014 as an Undergraduate Research Assistant and currently works as a Research Scientist. 

Native Bee Lab: As an undergraduate she worked on a wild bee historical comparison study.  Body lengths of current and historic bees were compared to see if overall bee sizes were changing over time with changes in landscape. She is passionate about wild bees and finding ways to conserve and improve their habitat. https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/187700

Honey Bee Lab: She has collected resin from honey bees, extracted RNA to make cDNA copies for real time PCR analysis and other field and laboratory work.  She is currently decoding waggle dances and recovering pollen from honey bees via acetolysis.  Michelle is interested in finding ways to improve honey bee health through research. 

Education:

B.S. Conservation Biology, with a minor in Entomology, 2017, University of Minnesota

Research Interests:

Michelle started at the Bee Lab in 2014 as an Undergraduate Research Assistant and currently works as a Research Scientist. 

Native Bee Lab: As an undergraduate she worked on a wild bee historical comparison study.  Body lengths of current and historic bees were compared to see if overall bee sizes were changing over time with changes in landscape. She is passionate about wild bees and finding ways to conserve and improve their habitat. https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/187700

Honey Bee Lab: She has collected resin from honey bees, extracted RNA to make cDNA copies for real time PCR analysis and other field and laboratory work.  She is currently decoding waggle dances and recovering pollen from honey bees via acetolysis.  Michelle is interested in finding ways to improve honey bee health through research. 

Education:

B.S. Conservation Biology, with a minor in Entomology, 2017, University of Minnesota

Michelle Vohs Honeybee Lab