Greg Polsinelli
Gregory A. Polsinelli Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor


Kirkpatrick Hall, Room 110


Dr. Gregory A. Polsinelli is a microbial biochemist interested in studying the microbiomes of honey bees as well as the epigenetic control of caste differentiation during honey bee development. In 2018, he was awarded a WV INBRE Summer Research Fellowship allowing him to commence this research program with Dr. Hongwei Yu at the Marshall University School of Medicine. Dr. Polsinelli is also the founder of the Bethany College Apiary which serves as a living educational bee laboratory and an outreach destination for elementary and high school students with the goal of increasing the public’s knowledge and awareness of the importance of honey bees as pollinators. Through the apiary, he also enjoys teaching students how to become skilled beekeepers through proper hive management and the identification of hive maladies. Dr. Polsinelli is originally from the Wheeling, WV, area and always looks forward to imparting the knowledge and skills gained from his previous research experiences to his students. This experience has included a postdoctoral research fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he studied insecticide resistance in malaria-carrying mosquitoes and other insects of agricultural importance. Dr. Polsinelli is a strong supporter of the environmental sciences and a proponent of sustainable agricultural practices.

Areas of specialization include microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, apiculture (beekeeping), entomology, and enzymology.

Terminal Degrees:
Ph.D. Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, 2003-2008
B.S. Biochemistry (cum laude), Virginia Tech, 1998-2002