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Allyson Ray


co-advised by Jason Rasgon



2016 BS with Highest Distinction in Molecular and Cellular Biology, BS in Psychology University of Illinois 



I have broad interests in genomics and the integration of multiple aspects of bee biology, including immunity, parasite interactions, development, and behavior. Currently, I am working with members of the Rasgon lab to develop generalized genome editing methods in arthropods. Additionally, I am screening bee specimens collected across the United States to survey for novel viruses previously identified in bee communities across the globe.



2017 - Braddock Scholarship Award 

2016 - Undergraduate Research Achievement Award