Prof Dr Geraldine Wright
Oxford University, Department of Zoology, Oxford, United Kingdom
Prof Wright studied botany at the University of Wyoming and received a DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford in 1998. She is now Professor of Neuroethology at Oxford University. Her lab studies how insects detect, learn about, and regulate their intake of nutrients and secondary metabolites. Her lab has identified that secondary metabolites such as caffeine found in floral nectar and pollen enhance the learning and memory performance of honeybees. Her lab also identified that neonicotinoid pesticides make food more attractive to bees at field relevant concentrations.