EAS Speakers Preview | Jay Evans | MD

Jay Evans - MD


Jay Evans is Research Leader at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bee Research Lab in Beltsville, MD, where he has worked for 20 years. The BRL is focused on the development of management strategies to help honey bees thrive in the face of disease, chemical stress, and inadequate forage. Lab members are developing and testing new nutritional and anti-disease products, and are especially interested in how bees respond to multiple stress factors and the efforts beekeepers might use to help them through these challenges.

Jay's own research uses genetic techniques and controlled challenge experiments find new ways to reduce the impacts of parasites and pathogens. Current projects involve honey bee immunity, interactions among stress factors, and the development of novel, safe, controls for mites and viruses.

Jay received his AB in Biology from Princeton University in 1988 and his PhD in Biology from the University of Utah in 1995.

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USDA Bee Research Lab  The Bee Research Lab conducts research to improve the health of honey bee colonies and help the beekeeping industry maintain an adequate healthy supply of bees for the pollination of crops.
Nature.com Article - Dead bees, dusty offices: US scientists face post-shutdown malaise  Article post government shutdown about conditions returning to work.

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Wednesday 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | Location: Rm. 104A
Future Of Microbials
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Thursday 9:50 AM to 10:40 AM | Location: Rm. 200 (Ballroom)
USDA - Genes, Germs And Stress: Helping Bees To Help Themselves
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Thursday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Location: Rm. 102A
Novel Control Strategies For Bee Viruses
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