Gina Castro Sanguinetti is bringing her passion for animal health to the GPRC National Bee Diagnostic Centre! We’re excited to welcome Gina to our community all the way from Peru as she assists NBDC researchers with Honey Bee Viruses in the Peace Country, an initiative led by researcher and GPRC instructor Dr. Shauna Henley.
Gina works for the Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology at the National University of San Marcos, Peru. As a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), Gina has worked on several research projects at the University related to animal health of domestic species. Recently, she has expanded her research experience into honey bee health working at the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation, Peru. The focus of Gina’s research was to identify the main viral agents affecting Peruvian honey bees. “In Peru, there are not too many studies at this level,” Gina said. “As a veterinarian interested in animal health, I wanted to introduce this field to the university where I work.”
Gina’s work with honey bees in Peru made her a perfect fit for Dr. Henley’s research project at NBDC. “I can’t wait to learn from everything,” said Gina. “This is a great lab, and it’s growing. I’m happy to be part of it.”
Gina’s position as a visiting scholar with NBDC is part of a larger trend of bee researchers around the world connecting, sharing, and collaborating on major issues with bee health. NBDC maintains several international partnerships and frequently welcomes visiting scholars like Gina, who offer fresh insights and perspectives on our work.
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