Dr. McFrederick studies symbionts (pathogens, commensals, and mutualists) of wild and solitary bees, with the goal of leveraging these symbionts to protect bee populations and communities.
2017 Hellman Fellowship
2016 Outstanding Faculty Award from the UCR Entomology Graduate Student Association.
2010 Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences from the Vice-President for Research, University of Virginia. The award recognizes “excellence in original scholarship by Ph.D. students at the University”
2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award from the Department of Biology, University of Virginia