Entomologist Gene Robinson has made a wide range of fundamental advances in elucidating the endocrine, neural and genetic regulation of behaviour at the individual and whole-colony levels in honey bees.
He has significantly advanced the understanding of the role of genes, hormones and neurochemicals in the mechanisms and evolution of social behaviour.
NIH Pioneer Award, 2009
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2005
Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2004
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2003
Burroughs Wellcome Innovation Award in Functional Genomics, 2000
Robinson, G. "Regulation of Division of Labor in Insect Societies." Annual Review of Entomology 37 (1992): 637–65.