Marla Spivak

Marla Spivak2016 Knowledge

Her tireless advocacy for bees and what they do for the world's food supply has made her a well-known speaker, but at its core her work is about understanding how bees behave, breeding new lines of disease resistant bees and finding the causes behind Colony Collapse Disorder and other threats to bees. She's been a U of M faculty member since 1992 and thanks to her leadership a new bee and pollinator research center will open on the U's St. Paul campus later this year.