- Associate Professor of Apiculture
- Heep Center Room 315
- (979) 845-1074
- Website: https://honeybeelab.tamu.edu
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Ecology Behavior and Evolution, University of California San Diego
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University
Areas of Expertise
Born in Colombia, South America, Juliana Rangel, Ph. D. is Associate Professor of Apiculture in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, TX. Her research program focuses on the biological and environmental factors that affect the reproductive quality of honey bee queens and drones, the behavioral ecology and population genetics of unmanaged honey bees, and the quality and diversity of honey bee nutrition in a changing landscape. She has garnered over $1.9 million in extramural funding for her research program. She is an active member of the Texas Beekeepers Association and has spoken to dozens of beekeeping associations across the USA and internationally.
Rangel teaches the courses Honey Bee Biology, Introduction to Beekeeping, and Professional Grant and Contract Writing. Since 2014 she has been the coach of TAMU’s undergraduate and graduate teams of the Entomology Games at the branch and national games of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). She is the 2022 Secretary for the Southwestern Branch of the ESA and is the past elected chair of the National ESA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She has been part of several committees at the departmental, college, and university level. In 2021 she received the James I. Hambleton Memorial Award, which was established by the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America. She received the 2019 Dean’s award for Excellence in Diversity and in 2016 for Excellence in Early Career Research.