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Newly discovered beetle species named after Rockefeller’s Daniel Kronauer

Newly discovered beetle species named after Rockefeller’s Daniel KronauerA former Rockefeller postdoctoral associate has named a new species of beetle Nymphister kronaueri, after his mentor, Daniel Kronauer. Discovered in the Costa Rican rainforest, the beetle anchors itself tightly to backside of nomadic ants, hitchhiking a ride to new nesting sites. More »

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In the News – New York Times – Kronauer

Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized   “‘Our ultimate goal is to have a fundamental understanding of how a complex biological system works,’ Dr. Kronauer said. ‘I use ants as a model to do this.’ As he … More »

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Four Rockefeller scientists named 2016 HHMI Faculty Scholars

Daniel Kronauer, Luciano Marraffini, Agata Smogorzewska, and Sohail Tavazoie are among 84 researchers nationwide selected as the first HHMI Faculty Scholars. The new Faculty Scholars program, established by the HHMI, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, supports early-career scientists who have potential to make unique contributions to their fields. More »

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In the News – The Scientist – Kronauer

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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