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RBA Monthly Meeting – Abigail Chapman – PhD Candidate UBC

February 14, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

She’s still working on the final topic but Abbi’s, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in UBCs Faculty of Medicine.  Her project  is focused on identifying the physiological impacts of infection on honey bee queens and investigating the trade-off between reproduction and immunity. She is a PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC and is supervised by Dr. Leonard Foster, whose lab she started working in while completing her BSc in Biochemistry. Abbi has had a fascination with bees since she was a child but didn’t get to start working with them until she joined Dr. Foster’s lab. In the 4 years since, she has loved getting to know and work with beekeepers and other bee researchers, getting drawn more and more into the world of bees!


This too will be an in person event though we are still looking at the option of joint in person/online meetings.





  • Kinsmen Nature Pavilion
  • 11851 Westminster Highway
    Richmond, British Columbia V6X 1B4 Canada