Dr. Mike Goblirsch is a Research Entomologist stationed at the Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Research Laboratory in Poplarville MS. His current research focuses on the use of a continuous cell line that he established from honey bee embryonic tissues to explore the effects of pathogens, such as viruses, and pesticides on honey bee health at the cellular and molecular levels. He also studies the effects of existing and new pesticides on honey bees at the organismal and colony levels.
- Kumar D, Alburaki M, Tahir F, Goblirsch M, Adamczyk J, Karim S. 2022. An insight into the microRNA profiles of an ectoparasite mite Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae), the primary vector of Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) of the honey bee. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 12:847000.
- Goblirsch M, Eakins J, Rowan NJ. 2021. Developing potentially disruptive disease-mitigating innovations for the pollination and ecosystem service industry: Challenges and opportunities. Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health. 22:100265.
- Goblirsch M, Warner JF, Sommerfeldt BA, Spivak M. 2020. Social fever or general immune response?: Revisiting an example of social immunity in honey bees. Insects. 11(8):528.
- Kevill JL, Lee K, Goblirsch M, McDermott E, Tarpy DR, Spivak M, Schroeder DC. 2020. The pathogen profile of a queen honey bee does not reflect that of her workers. Insects. 11(6):382.