Abbi Chapman

Abbi Chapman is in her second year of graduate studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is supervised by Dr. Leonard Foster, whose lab she started working in during her Bachelor’s degree. She has always had a fascination with honey bees, but it wasn’t until joining the lab that she was able to get to work with them. Abbi is incredibly grateful to all the researchers and beekeepers she has learned from over the past four years. Her graduate project is focused on identifying the physiological impacts of infection on honey bee queens and investigating the trade-off between reproduction and immunity. Abbi grew up in Colorado Springs, CO, and is passionate about adventuring outdoors, especially backcountry skiing, hiking, backpacking, and cycling.

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