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Evans Appointed as New Lab Director

- November 1, 2015 - - (excerpt)

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jay Evans as the Research Leader of the Bee Research Laboratory (BRL) in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.

Dr. Evans joined ARS as a Research Entomologist in 1998. During the ensuing years his research focused on threats to honey bee health, from bacteria to mites, and on the ways bees and beekeepers can reduce these threats. He published 120 research papers from his work. Dr. Evans was an early proponent of the Honey Bee Genome Project and helped recruit and lead scientists interested in applied genomics for bees. He has received the James Hambleton Bee Research Award from the Eastern Apicultural Society (2011), the BA Early Career Scientist Award (2002), and is on the Council of Fellows for the International Bee Research Association. Dr. Evans holds an AB in Biology from Princeton University and a PhD in Biology from the University of Utah. He has served as Acting Research Leader for the BRL since October, 2014.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jay Evans to this very important leadership position.

Dariusz M. Swietlik, PhD
Director, Northeast Area
Agricultural Research Service
United States Department of Agriculture
10300 Baltimore Avenue, Building 003, Room 223
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2325