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Gene E. Robinson

Director at Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gene E. Robinson is the Director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. He holds a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has been since 1989. He also holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, the Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, and the Beckman Institute of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Ohio State University.

Dr. Robinson’s research group uses genomics and systems biology to study the mechanisms and evolution of social life, using the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, as the principal model system along with other species of bees. The research is integrative, involving perspectives from evolutionary biology, behavior, neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics.

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Gene E. Robinson News

American Ants That Never Get Old

Smithsonian - 21-Jan-2016

Pheidole dentata don’t show any signs of aging. Their brains appear just as sharp and they are j...