Dr. Eugene V. Ryabov (Evgueni V. Riabov)
Dr. Ryabov is an invertebrate and plant virologist working on virus diversity, virus-host interactions, and the wider effects of microbes on agricultural and natural ecosystems. After completing his Masters in Biochemistry and PhD in Molecular Biology in Moscow, Russia, he worked with plant viruses on the mechanisms of virus movement within plants in the UK (Scottish Crop Research institute and University of Warwick), later he expanded research to include viruses of invertebrates (aphids and bees). Since 2016, Eugene has been working with Beltsville USDA Bee Research Lab and actively collaborating with UMD Bee Lab, which he formally joined in 2022. His current research focuses on the analysis of tripartite interactions between honey bees, Varroa mites and their viruses which utilizes high-throughput sequencing approaches and viral reverse genetics.