Etya Amsalem

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Etya Amsalem

Research Summary

The evolutionary development and the mechanistic basis of social behavior in insects using an integrative approach encompassing chemical, genetic and physiological tools

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Bees Bombus Occupational Groups Bee Queen Insects Impatiens Diapause Aggression Bombus Impatiens Juvenile Hormones Gene Expression Esters Pheromones Social Behavior Social Class Physiology Insecta Reproduction Bombus Terrestris Insects Effect Hydrocarbons Secretion Oviposition Genes

Most Recent Papers

A Gland of Many Uses

Margarita Orlova, Gabriel Villar, Abraham Hefetz, Jocelyn G. Millar, Etya Amsalem, 2022, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 270-282

Dufour’s gland analysis reveals caste and physiology specific signals in Bombus impatiens

Nathan T. Derstine, Gabriel Villar, Margarita Orlova, Abraham Hefetz, Jocelyn Millar, Etya Amsalem, 2021, Scientific Reports

Bumble bee queen pheromones are context-dependent

Margarita Orlova, Etya Amsalem, 2021, Scientific Reports

Built to change

Margarita Orlova, Erin Treanore, Etya Amsalem, 2021, Behavioral Ecology on p. 1361-1368

What can mechanisms underlying derived traits tell us about the evolution of social behavior?

Erin Treanore, Nathan Derstine, Etya Amsalem, 2021, Annals of the Entomological Society of America on p. 547-561

Optimizing laboratory rearing of a key pollinator, bombus impatiens

Erin Treanore, Katherine Barie, Nathan Derstine, Kaitlin Gadebusch, Margarita Orlova, Monique Porter, Frederick Purnell, Etya Amsalem, 2021, Insects

Shift in worker physiology and gene expression pattern from reproductive to diapause-like with colony age in the bumble bee Bombus impatiens

Erin D. Treanore, Jacklyn M. Kiner, Mackenzie E. Kerner, Etya Amsalem, 2020, Journal of Experimental Biology

A small family business

Margarita Orlova, Jesse Starkey, Etya Amsalem, 2020, Journal of Experimental Biology

The effect of intrinsic physiological traits on diapause survival and their underlying mechanisms in an annual bee species Bombus impatiens

Erin Treanore, Etya Amsalem, 2020, Conservation Physiology

One problem, many solutions

Etya Amsalem, 2020, on p. 131-182

Most-Cited Papers

Exploring the role of juvenile hormone and vitellogenin in reproduction and social behavior in bumble bees

Etya Amsalem, Osnat Malka, Christina Grozinger, Abraham Hefetz, 2014, BMC Evolutionary Biology

The Physiological and Genomic Bases of Bumble Bee Social Behaviour

Etya Amsalem, Christina M. Grozinger, Mario Padilla, Abraham Hefetz, 2015, Advances in Insect Physiology on p. 37-93

Conservation and modification of genetic and physiological toolkits underpinning diapause in bumble bee queens

Etya Amsalem, David A. Galbraith, Jonathan Cnaani, Peter E.A. Teal, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Molecular Ecology on p. 5596-5615

Gonadotropic and physiological functions of juvenile hormone in bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) workers

Hagai Shpigler, Etya Amsalem, Zachary Y. Huang, Mira Cohen, Adam J. Siegel, Abraham Hefetz, Guy Bloch, 2014, PLoS One on p. e100650

A conserved class of queen pheromones? Re-evaluating the evidence in bumblebees (Bombus impatiens)

Etya Amsalem, Margarita Orlova, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Precocene-I inhibits juvenile hormone biosynthesis, ovarian activation, aggression and alters sterility signal production in bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) workers

E. Amsalem, P. Teal, C. M. Grozinger, A. Hefetz, 2014, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3178-3185

Chemical communication is not sufficient to explain reproductive inhibition in the bumblebee bombus impatiens

Mario Padilla, Etya Amsalem, Naomi Altman, Abraham Hefetz, Christina M. Grozinger, 2016, Royal Society Open Science

The Effect of Caste and Reproductive State on the Chemistry of the Cephalic Labial Glands Secretion of Bombus Terrestris

Etya Amsalem, Julia Kiefer, Stefan Schulz, Abraham Hefetz, 2014, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 900-912

Evaluating the molecular, physiological and behavioral impacts of CO<sub>2</sub> narcosis in bumble bees (Bombus impatiens)

Etya Amsalem, Christina M. Grozinger, 2017, Journal of Insect Physiology on p. 57-65

Do Bumble Bee, Bombus impatiens, Queens Signal their Reproductive and Mating Status to their Workers?

Etya Amsalem, Mario Padilla, Paul M. Schreiber, Naomi S. Altman, Abraham Hefetz, Christina M. Grozinger, 2017, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 563-572