Amin Eimanifar obtained his Doctorate Veterinary Medicine from Oroumieh University, Iran (2004) and his Ph.D. in Biology and Natural Sciences from Heidelberg University, Germany (2014). His dissertations focused on molecular phylogeography and population genetics of the Brine shrimp genus Artemia, and now he is as postdoctoral research associate in the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) at UF. Over his career, he conducted many research projects that involved applying molecular marker techniques toward a greater understanding of genetic diversity, population genetic structure and phylogeography of non-model and model organisms. His extensive activities have resulted in numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals. In his current appointment at UF, he is concentrating on genetic diversity, population structure and evolutionary genomics of Cape and African honey bee populations with unknown subspecies status within Apis mellifera.