Team member: Nuria

Nuria Morfin-Ramirez

Nuria Morfin is a Researcher Associate at the Honey Bee Research Centre in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She has been working with honey bees since 2006 as a researcher, extensionist and beekeeper. Nuria got a degree in veterinary medicine in 2008 and obtained M.Sc. in Animal Health and Production from the National University of Mexico in 2012. In 2018 she obtained her PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. Her current research focuses on the effect of stressors on humoral and behavioural immunity, mechanisms of disease resistance, the effect of neurotoxins in the bee brain, and the study of the metabolome profile of honey bees. Nuria also teaches the Apiculture and Honey bee Biology course at the University of Guelph and she actively collaborates with beekeepers’ associations instructing courses related to Integrated Pest Management. She has participated in a number of national and international forums, contributing actively in apicultural research and industry. Her experience also includes management of Africanized bees and neotropical bees.