Gene E. Robinson, Ph.D.

director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and Swanlund Chair of Entomology , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gene E. Robinson (Ph.D. 1986, Cornell University) pioneered the application of genomics to the study of social behavior and founded the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium. He is the director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and Swanlund Chair of Entomology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Robinson serves on the National Institute of Mental Health Advisory Council and his honors include: Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship; Guggenheim Fellowship; National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award; Fellow, Animal Behavior Society; Fellow, Entomological Society of America, Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; and member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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