Elina L. Niño

Dr. Elina Niño

Position Title
Apiculture Extension and Research

117 Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility
Bio

Education:

  • B.S. Animal Science, Cornell University
  • M.S. Entomology, North Carolina State University
  • Ph. D. Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University

Laboratory Research Interests: Honey Bee Biology, Health, and Breeding, Behavior, Reproductive Physiology, Genomics, Chemical Ecology, Sociology of Beekeeping.

Selected Publications: 

  • Fuller, Z. L., E. L. Niño, H. M. Patch, O. C. Bedoya-Reina, T. Baumgarten, E. Muli, F. Mumoki, J. McGraw, M. Frazier, D. Masiga, S. Schuster, W. Miller and C. M. Grozinger. Genome-wide analysis of signatures of selection in populations of African honey bees (Apis mellifera) using web-based tools. (In revision, Molecular Biology and Evolution)

  • Malka, O., E. L. Niño, C. M. Grozinger, and A. Hefetz. (2014) Genomic analysis of the interactions between social environment and social communication systems in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 47: 36-45.

  • Niño, E. L., O. Malka, A. Hefetz, D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. Chemical profiles of two pheromone glands are differentially regulated by distinct mating factors in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.). PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078637.

  • Niño, E. L., D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2013) Differential effects of insemination volume and substance on reproductive changes in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.). Insect Molecular Biology. 22: 233–244.

  • Peso, M., E. L. Niño, C. M. Grozinger, and A. Barron. (2013) Effect of honey bee queen mating condition on worker ovary activation. Insectes Sociaux. 60(2): 123-133.

  • Avila, F. W., G. D. Findlay, A. Gothilf, and E. L. Niño. (2012) A BARD Workshop - Insect Reproductive Molecules: From Model Systems to Agricultural Applications. Molecular Reproduction and Development. 79(12): 816-820.

  • Niño, E. L., O. Malka, A. Hefetz, P. Teal, J. Hayes, and C. M. Grozinger. (2012) Effects of honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen insemination volume on worker behavior and physiology. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58(8): 1082-1089.

  • Niño, E. L., D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2011) Genome-wide analysis of brain transcriptional changes in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.) exposed to carbon dioxide and physical manipulation. Insect Molecular Biology. 20(30): 387-398.

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