Lisa Kuder is a PhD student who recently joined the vanEngelsdorp’s Honey Bee Lab, a part of University of Maryland’s Entomology Department. With a focus on solitary bees, her contributions will help broaden the group’s research on improving pollinator health. She has a Masters in Environmental Biology from Hood College (MD) and a B.S. in Chemistry from George Mason University (VA). Presently she is studying the successful establishment and biology of Anthophora plumipes in the Mid-Atlantic Region, in addition to exploring its interactions with native ecosystems. Why the vanEngelsdorp lab?
“It’s a high energy environment comprised of supportive, intelligent and inspiring people who are dedicated to understanding and addressing factors that threaten bees.”