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And so it begins: New collaboration between UC Davis, USDA-ARS and CAMS LLNL.

We are pleased to announce that the Nicklisch laboratory, represented by Dr. Nicklisch and Angela , have begun a new collaborative project with Dr. Buchholz at the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in partnership with Dr. Fine  from USDA-ARS.

The focus of this joint effort is the study of pesticides in honey bee hives, and the project has received funding from both the Pam-Costco fellowship and the LFRP fellowship. The research will be conducted over the next two years, with PhD candidate Angela Encerrado leading the project in Davis and Livermore.

This collaboration will bring together the unique expertise of the Nicklisch laboratory in analytical chemistry, the Fine laboratory in entomology, and the CAMS team’s expertise in accelerator mass spectrometry. The goal of the project is to better understand the exposure of honey bees to pesticides and to develop strategies for promoting sustainable agriculture.

We are excited to see the outcomes of this project and the potential positive impact it could have on honey bee populations and our environment.