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gene robinson, phd

DIRECTOR, CARL R. WOESE INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Gene Robinson obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University and joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a University Swanlund Chair and is director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. He is director of the Bee Research Facility, former director of the Neuroscience Program. Dr. Robinson pioneered the application of genomics to the study of social behavior, led the effort to sequence the honey bee genome, authored or co-authored over 300 publications, and served on the National Institute of Mental Health Advisory Council.

Dr. Robinson’s honors include: Fellow and Founders Memorial Award, Entomological Society of America; Fellow and Distinguished Behaviorist, Animal Behavior Society; Distinguished Scientist Award, International Behavioral Genetics Society; Guggenheim Fellowship; Fulbright Fellowship; NIH Pioneer Award; Honorary Doctorate, Hebrew University; Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; and member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences.