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UMN Prof. Marla Spivak Receives "Genius Grant" from the MacArthur Foundation

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MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/28/2010)
University of Minnesota entomologist Marla Spivak has Pollinator5.JPGbeen named one of 23 recipients of this year's "genius grants" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Spivak, a nationally and internationally respected expert on honeybees' health, is developing practical applications to protect honeybee populations from decimation by disease while making fundamental contributions to our understanding of bee biology.

"This is significant recognition for a truly distinguished member of our faculty," said Provost Tom Sullivan.  "This is only the second time in University of Minnesota history that one of our faculty has won this award.  We congratulate Professor Spivak and her outstanding portfolio of research."

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