Welcome to the Amsalem Lab!
Etya Amsalem’s lab studies the evolutionary development and the mechanistic basis of social behavior in insects, and combines perspectives from evolutionary biology, functional and evolutionary genomics, chemical ecology, behavior and physiology. Our group uses primarily bumblebees and fire ants as model systems, though we are interested in studying social evolution broadly in other insect species as well. We further combine applied aspects by studying health in managed bumblebees with a goal of improving management, productivity and health of bumble bee colonies.
Photo by: Alex Wild