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

Most Recent Papers

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

Built to change

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

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

Context matters

Margarita Orlova, Etya Amsalem, 2019, Current Opinion in Insect Science on p. 69-76

Do Bumble Bees Produce Brood Pheromones?

Jesse Starkey, Nathan Derstine, Etya Amsalem, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 725-734

The road to sociality

Jesse Starkey, Ahja Brown, Etya Amsalem, 2019, Animal Behaviour on p. 57-65

Do bumblebees produce brood pheromone?

J Starkey, N Derstine, Etya Amsalem, 2019, on p. 725-734

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

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

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

The effect of group size on the interplay between dominance and reproduction in Bombus terrestris

Etya Amsalem, Abraham Hefetz, 2011, PLoS One on p. e18238

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

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

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

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

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