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Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned   “‘Discovering that there is no evidence to support methylation as a reason why two ants can behave so differently was, on the one hand, a little sobering,’ said study coauthor Daniel Kronauer … More »

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New findings challenge popular explanation for why a social insect becomes a worker or queen

New findings challenge popular explanation for why a social insect becomes a worker or queenMany scientists have come to believe that DNA methylation, a mode of genetic regulation in which chemical tags turn genes on or off, is involved in determining an insect’s caste. However, a new study of ants finds no evidence to support this role for methylation. More »

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Daniel Kronauer chosen as a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

DanielThe Pew program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Kronauer will be using ants as a model system to study how the structure of social networks influences the spread of infections. More »

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Five Rockefeller scientists receive high risk-high reward NIH grants

Two Rockefeller University faculty have been awarded the NIH Director’s Transformative Award and three are being given New Innovator Awards.
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New faculty member studies evolution of social behavior in insects

A scientist who studies how evolution operates at different levels of organization in insect societies is the third and latest recruit in Rockefeller’s fall 2009 open faculty search. Daniel Kronauer, who is a junior fellow at Harvard University, will join Rockefeller in July 2011 as the head of the Laboratory of Insect Social Evolution. More »

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