Larry Millet, Ph.D.

Research Scientist I Honey Bee Research

Larry Millet, Ph.D.

Research Scientist I
Telephone: 865-974-8369

Dr. Millet’s cellular and developmental neurobiology research program has three focus areas. The primary emphasis is on understanding the development and function of magnocellular neuroendocrine cells, this work is funded by the National Institutes of Health. His collaborative works include studies on cancers, including those of the nervous system. Current funding from the USDA supports efforts to study and improve honey bee resilience, and to control insects and diseases that contribute to honey bee decline. Dr. Millet’s research also takes advantage of recent and emerging technological advancements (tissue-chips, microphysiological systems, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing). This approach effectively incorporates multiple science and engineering disciplines to advance an inclusive, results-oriented approach that solves pressing biomedical and ecological challenges.

Dr. Millet received his Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009. In 2013, he completed a joint appointment as both a post-doctoral researcher and the BioNanotechnology Lab core facility manager, these appointments were under the guidance of Dr. Rashid Bashir in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His bioengineering-related research focused on cancer cell growth and neurobiology. His second postdoctoral research appointment in the Bioscience Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory applied micro- and nano-fluidic technology to biomedical and bioenergy research challenges. In 2016, Dr. Millet joined the University of Tennessee as a research scientist where he has continued radiobiological research collaborations and obtained extramural funding for current research.

Dr. Millet has received funding from NIH and the USDA. His published works include over 40 peer-reviewed publications with 2500+ citations.


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