Ph.D., Indiana University, 2005
evolutionary genetics, evolutionary ecology, social evolution
Please see my lab website for further information about ongoing research.
(see lab web page for an up-to-date and complete list of publications and preprints)
Walsh JT, MR Warner, A Kase, BJ Cushing, TA Linksvayer. 2018. Ant nurse workers exhibit behavioural and transcriptomic specialization on larval stage. Animal Behaviour 141:161-169.
Gospocic J, E Shield, H Yan, C Penick, AS Mikheyev, TA Linksvayer, S Berger, J Liebig, D Reinberg, R Bonasio. 2017. The neuropeptide corazonin controls social behavior and caste identity in ants. Cell 170: 748-759.
Warner M, AS Mikheyev, TA Linksvayer. 2017. Genomic signature of kin selection in an ant with obligately sterile workers. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34: 1780-1787.
Pontieri L, AM Schmidt, R Singh, JS Pedersen, TA Linksvayer. 2017. Artificial selection on ant caste uncovers effect of Wolbachia infection on sex ratio. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 225-234.
Linksvayer TA, MJ Wade. 2016. Theoretical predictions for sociogenomic data: the effects of kin selection and sex-limited expression on the evolution of social insect genomes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 65.
Akçay E, TA Linksvayer, J Van Cleve. 2015. Bridging social evolution theory and emerging empirical approaches to social behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6: 59-64.
Vojvodic S, B Harpur, C Kent, A Zayed, BR Johnson, KE Anderson, TA Linksvayer. 2015. The transcriptomic and evolutionary signature of social interactions regulating honey bee caste development. Ecology & Evolution 5: 4795-4807.
Linksvayer TA. 2015. The molecular and evolutionary genetic implications of being truly social for the social insects. Advances in Insect Physiology 48: 271-292.
Mikheyev AS, TA Linksvayer. 2015. Genes associated with ant social behavior show distinct transcriptional and evolutionary patterns. eLife 4: e04775.
Jasper WC, TA Linksvayer, M Borowiec, J Atallah, D Friedman, JC Chiu, BR Johnson. 2015. Large scale coding sequence change underlies the evolution of post-developmental novelty in honey bees. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 334-346.
Linksvayer TA, J Fewell, J Gadau, M Laubichler. 2012. Developmental evolution in social insects: regulatory networks from genes to societies. Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 318: 159-169.
Linksvayer TA, O Kaftanoglu, E Akyol, S Blatch, GV Amdam, RE Page Jr. 2011. Larval and nurse worker control of developmental plasticity and the evolution of honey bee queen-worker dimorphism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1939-1948.
Johnson, BR, TA Linksvayer. 2010. Deconstructing the superorganism: social physiology, reproductive groundplans, and sociogenomics. The Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 57-79.
Linksvayer, TA, O Rueppell, O Kaftanoglu, GV Amdam, RE Page Jr. 2009. The genetic basis of transgressive ovary size in honey bee workers. Genetics 183: 693-707.
Linksvayer, TA, MJ Wade. 2009. Genes with social effects are expected to harbor more sequence variation within and between species. Evolution 63: 1685-1696.
Linksvayer, TA, MK Fondrk, RE Page Jr. 2009. Colony-level selection in honey bees produces coevolved socially-interacting gene complexes. American Naturalist 173: E99-E107.
Linksvayer, TA. 2008. Queen-worker-brood coadaptation rather than conflict may drive resource allocation in the ant Temnothorax curvispinosus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 647-657.
Linksvayer, TA. 2007. Ant species size differences are determined by epistasis between brood and worker genomes. PLoS ONE 2: e994.
Linksvayer, TA. 2006. Direct, maternal, and sibsocial genetic effects on individual and colony traits in an ant. Evolution 60: 2552-2561.
Linksvayer, TA, MJ Wade. 2005. The evolutionary origin and maintenance of eusociality in the aculeate Hymenoptera: maternal effects, sib-social effects, and heterochrony. The Quarterly Review of Biology 80: 317-336.