Science magazine spotlights bee research of Sean Leonard ’02

Feb 05 2020

Science magazine spotlights bee research of Sean Leonard ’02

The Jan. 30 issue of Science magazine features research from Sean Leonard ’02 on bees.

The issue includes a research paper on a project in which he leads a team to genetically alter the bacteria inside the gut of honey bees, with the aim to improve the health of bees.

He led a team at UT Austin that engineered a bacterium found in the gut of a honeybee to make the bee more resistant to a parasitic mite that carries harmful microorganisms.

Click here for the editor’s summary.

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