Dr. May Berenbaum


As head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois and the nation’s leading expert on “Colony Collapse Disorder,” Berenbaum has testified before Congress on the potential disruption of the world’s food network because of the mysterious and rapid decline in honeybees. Berenbaum’s “groundbreaking work on the science behind the bee population collapse and the genetics of co-evolution between plants and insects” won her the coveted Tyler Prize, one of the most distinguished science awards in the world. With nearly 30 years in research, Berenbaum’s knowledge of the insect world goes far beyond honeybees. A graduate of Yale University, she later received he…