THE TSUTSUI LAB
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  A Dinoponera australis forager, marked with dots of colored paint, leaves the nest to search for food.
Photo taken at Parque Nacional Iguazu, in Argentina, by Neil Tsutsui.




From left to right: Kate Mathis, Ellen van Wilgenburg, Virginia Emery, Rebecca Sandidge, Neil Tsutsui, Candice Torres, Brian Johnson, Dong-hwan Choe.



Current Lab Members



  

Neil D. Tsutsui, Professor
ntsutsui at berkeley dot edu 




Post-docs



Kaustubh Gokhale
kgokhale at berkeley dot edu 





Graduate Students


Rebecca Sandidge, Doctoral Candidate, Fulbright Scholar (Indonesia).
rlsandidge at berkeley dot edu.




Kaitlyn Mathis, Doctoral Candidate, NSF Graduate Research Fellow.
kamathis at berkeley dot edu.




Maria Tonione, Doctoral Candidate. 
riatoni at berkeley dot edu.




Kelsey Scheckel, Doctoral Student.
scheckek at berkeley dot edu.





Former Lab Members



Post-docs


Santiago Ramirez, Post-doctoral researcher. 
Currently Assistant Professor at UC-Davis. 
Ramirez Lab





Dong-Hwan Choe, Post-doctoral researcher. 
Currently Assistant Professor at UC-Riverside. 
Choe Lab 





 Brian Johnson, UC President's Post-doctoral Scholar. 
Currently Assistant Professor at UC-Davis.
Johnson lab 




 
Ellen van Wilgenburg, Post-doctoral researcher.
Currently Lecturer at Fordham University.
evanwilgenburg at fordham dot edu





Johanna Clemencet, Post-doctoral researcher.
Currently Assistant Professor at Universite' de La Reunion. 
johanna.clemencet at univ-reunion dot fr 
Link




Miriam Brandt, Post-doctoral researcher.
Currently Scientific Coordinator at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany.
brandt at izw-berlin.de dot de 
Link




Megan McPhee, Post-doctoral researcher.
Currently Assistant Professor at University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
mvmcphee at alaska dot edu 
Link




Graduate Students



Virginia Emery, NSERC Scholar, Ph.D., 2014.
"The chemistry, recognition behaviors, and population genetics of Neotropical parabiotic ants"
Currently Research Scientist at SpringStar, Inc. 
Email: virginiajemery at gmail dot com 




Candice Torres, Ph.D., 2012.
"Chemical and molecular ecology of the North American slave-making ant Polyergus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and its closely related host (Formica spp.)"
Currently Biology Instructor at Tarrant County College, Ft. Worth, TX. 
Email: candicewt at gmail dot com