Are honey bees a suitable model for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in humans?

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Breanne Bernice Bevelander


Last summer, I was fortunate in having the opportunity to work with the brilliant and talented individuals in the Pollinator Health Research Lab at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Wood and Dr. Simko. I was exposed to many facets of science, had hands-on experience in apiculture, and met beekeepers from around the globe. I will always be thankful for the mentorship, friendships, and skills I gained over the summer, and I hope our research will serve as a basis for validating honey bees as a model organism for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).