The Ramírez Lab

University of California - Davis


Thomas Eltz (University of Bochum, Germany)

Thomas is based at the University of Bochum, Germany. Research in his lab focuses on the chemical ecology, population genetics, mating behavior, and reproductive isolation of euglossine bees. Thomas and Santiago have mutliple ongoing collaborations on research projects related to the chemical ecology and genomics of euglossine bees.

Kathleen Kay (University of California Santa Cruz)

Kathleen is an Assistant Professor at UC Santa Cruz working on the speciation, adaptation, and genetics of tropical and temperate plant lineages. Kathleen and Santiago are collaborating to study the genetic basis of adaptation and specialization in orchids in response to selection imposed by scent-collecting bees.

Neil Tsutsui (University of California Berkeley)

Neil is an Associate Professor at UC Bekeley, and his work is concentrated in the chemical ecology and genomics of bees and ants. Neil and Santiago have an ogoing collaboration on the population genomics of feral honey bees in California.