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.
GENERAL AGENDA SCHEDULE:
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 15 min
Long Speaker: Sean Leonard, PhD
Dr. Sean Leonard is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies honey bees and their gut bacteria. He completed his Ph.D. thesis in 2020, “Engineering the gut microbiome of honey bees,” under the co-supervision of Dr. Nancy Moran and Dr. Jeffrey Barrick. Sean combines synthetic biology with evolutionary biology and symbiosis to understand the intimate connections between hosts and symbionts and then to exploit these connections to benefit society. He has studied honey bees for over 7 years and has pioneered technology to use symbiotic gut bacteria to improve bee health.