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Daniel Kronauer, who uses ants to study social behavior, is promoted

Daniel Kronauer, who has dedicated his laboratory to investigating the molecular basis underlying complex social behavior among insects, has overcome that problem by identifying a single species, the clonal raider ant, whose unusual traits make it a good fit for challenging experiments. Kronauer’s...

First mutant ants shed light on evolution of social behavior

It was well known that ant language is produced through pheromones, but now we understand a lot more about how pheromones are perceived,” says Daniel Kronauer, head of the Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior. “The way ants interact is fundamentally different from how solitary organism...

Newly discovered beetle species named after Rockefeller’s Daniel Kronauer

In an homage to his mentor Daniel Kronauer, former Rockefeller postdoctoral associate Christoph von Beeren has named a new species of beetle Nymphister kronaueri.The new species was discovered by scientists in Kronauer’s Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior during a biodiversity...

Awards, arrivals, and promotions

Daniel Kronauer, Luciano Marraffini, Agata Smogorzewska, and Sohail Tavazoie are among 84 researchers nationwide named as the first Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars. The new Faculty Scholars program, established by the HHMI, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundat...

Sebastian Klinge receives 2016 NIH New Innovator Award

Since then, Daniel Kronauer, Gaby Maimon, and Luciano Marraffini won the award in 2012, followed by Vanessa Ruta in 2013.

Four Rockefeller scientists named 2016 HHMI Faculty Scholars

Four Rockefeller University scientists—Daniel Kronauer, Luciano Marraffini, Agata Smogorzewska, and Sohail Tavazoie—have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars. The Faculty Scholars program, a new collaboration between HHMI, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Ga...

Mary E. Hatten and Daniel Kronauer honored with teaching awards

Rose Professor and head of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology, and Daniel Kronauer, assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior, were honored at this year’s Convocation luncheon with Distinguished Teaching Awards.Dr. Hatten, who studies the developme...

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 of Rockefeller University in a press releas...

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

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,” says senior author Daniel Kronauer, assistant professor and head of Rockefeller’s Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior. “On the ot...

No borders to excellence: Rockefeller’s graduate students come from everywhere, including Cuba

As he looks forward to taking on other projects, including work with ants in Daniel Kronauer’s Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior, Mr. Tejera says he appreciates the intellectual freedom he has found at Rockefeller.“Everything is very open here,” he says, “When I get an assignment...