2023-08-17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Meeting Location: The Ranch in Loveland -McKee building –

5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, Colorado 80538

McKee Fort Collins Rooms

Please bring your own refreshment if desired.

6 – 6:30 p.m. – Login for Zoomers. Sign in, social for in-person attendees
6:30 – open meeting, brief club business
6:45 Guest speaker
7:30 – break
7:45 – Short speaker if available 15 min
8:15 wrap-up

 Long Speaker:  PJ Lariviere, USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow
Integrative Biology
University of Texas at Austin


“As a molecular microbiologist, I’m broadly interested in both studying and engineering biological systems involving bacteria. Currently, I’m developing molecular tools for use in engineering symbionts of honey bees. The hope is that these tools will be beneficial both in basic science research and real-world applications, allowing for a more robust study of bee genetics and protection against pathogens. I’m also interested in studying the interaction between honey bees and their bacterial symbionts at a molecular scale.”