Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu

Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu

Assistant Professor

Pollinator Health and Apiculture

Mailing Address:
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Oregon State University
  • Ph.D., University of Calcutta
  • M.S., University of Calcutta
  • B.S., University of Calcutta

Research Areas:
  • Apiculture and pollination biology
  • Bee nutrition
  • Impacts of multiple stressors on bee pollinators
  • Molecular entomology: Insect physiology / proteomics / metabolomics / lipidomics / functional biology
  • Bee toxicology and molecular ecology
  • Neuroethology in insects


  • Hopkins, B. K., P. Chakrabarti, H. M. Lucas, R. S. Sagili, W. S. Sheppard. 2021. Impacts of different winter storage conditions on the physiology of diutinus honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 114(1):409-414. Download
  • Metz, B. N., P. Chakrabarti, R. R. Sagili. 2021. Honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) nursing responses to cuticular cues emanating from short-term changes in larval rearing environment. Journal of Insect Science 21(6):7.  Download
  • Milone, J. P., P. Chakrabarti, R. R. Sagili, D. R. Tarpy. 2021. Colony-level pesticide exposure affects honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) royal jelly production and nutritional composition. Chemosphere 263:128183. Download
  • Topitzhofer, E., H. Lucas, E. Carlson, P. Chakrabarti, R. Sagili. 2021. Collection and identification of pollen from honey bee colonies. Journal of Visualized Experiments 167:e62064. Download
  • Tsuruda, J. M., P. Chakrabarti, R. R. Sagili. 2021. Honey bee nutrition. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice 37(3):505-519. Download
  • Chakrabarti, P., E. A. Carlson, H. M. Lucas, A. P. Melathopoulos, R. R. Sagili. 2020. Field rates of Sivanto™ (flupyradifurone) and Transform® (sulfoxaflor) increase oxidative stress and induce apoptosis in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Plos One.  Download
  • Chakrabarti, P., H. M. Lucas, R. R. Sagili. 2020. Novel insights into dietary phytosterol utilization and its fate in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Molecules 25(3):571. Download
  • Chakrabarti, P., R. R. Sagili. 2020. Changes in honey bee head proteome in response to dietary 24-methylenecholesterol. Insects 11(11):743. Download