Department of Entomology and Nematology
Cameron is interested in the evolution of complex systems, specifically with respect to the regulation of gene expression. One of the reasons social insects such as the honey bee are interesting is their capacity to change phenotypes in order to meet the needs of the colony. More specifically, honey bees produce pheromones to efficiently communicate among themselves and organize and respond to the demands of the colony. Cameron's dissertation research uses molecular genomics to study the regulation of a honey bee pheromone biosynthesis pathway by microRNAs.