Christina Grozinger

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InstitutionDepartment of Entomology
Center for Pollinator Research
Pennsylvania State University
Postal addressChemical Ecology Lab, 1
 Orchard Road
University Park
United States of America
Office phone814-865-2214
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Diversity & Conservation
Research interestsbehavior
 chemical communication
PublicationsAmsalem, E., Malka, O., Grozinger, C.M., and A. Hefetz. "Exploring the role of juvenile hormone and vitellogenin in reproduction and social behavior in bumble bees" BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:45 (2014).

Malka, O., Niño, E.L., Grozinger, C.M., and A. Hefetz. “Genomic analysis of the interactions between social environment and social communication systems in honey bees (Apis mellifera)” Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 47C: 36-45 (2014).

Toth, A.L., Tooker, J.F., Radhakrishnan, S., Minard, R., Henshaw, M.T., and C.M. Grozinger. “Shared genes related to aggression, rather than chemical communication, are associated with reproductive dominance in paper wasps (Polistes metricus)” BMC Genomics 15(1): 75 (2014).

Manfredini, F., Lucas, C., Nicolas, M., Keller, L., Shoemaker, D., and C.M. Grozinger. "Molecular and social regulation of worker division of labor in fire ants". Molecular Ecology 23(3): 660-672 (2014).

Cabrera, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Grozinger. C.M., Evans, J.D., and P. A. Teal. "Examining the role of foraging and malvolio in host-finding behavior in the honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman)". Archives of Insect Physiology and Biochemistry 85(2): 61-75 (2014).

Grozinger, C.M., Richards, J., and H. Mattila. "From molecules to societies: the mechanisms regulating swarming behavior in honey bees (Apis spp)" Apidologie Epub doi: 10.1007/s13592-013-0253-2 (2013).

Holt, H.L., Aronstein, K. and C.M. Grozinger. “Chronic parasitization by the microsporidian Nosema causes global expression changes in core nutritional, metabolic, and behavioral pathways in honey bee workers (Apis mellifera)” BMC Genomics 14: 799 (2013).

Niño, E.L., Malka, O., Hefetz, A. Tarpy, D.R., and C.M. Grozinger. Chemical profiles of two pheromone glands are differentially regulated by distinct mating factors in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.)" PLoS ONE 8(11): e78637 (2013).

Manfredini, F., Riba-Grognuz, O., Wurm, Y., Keller, L., Shoemaker, D.D., and C.M. Grozinger. "Sociogenomics of cooperation and conflict during colony founding in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta" PLoS Genetics 9(8): e1003633 (2013).

Carbera, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Duehl, A.J., Donohue, K.V., Grozinger, C.M., Evans, J.D., and P.E.A. Teal. “Genomic organization and reproductive regulation of a large lipid transfer protein in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman)” Insect Molecular Biology 22(5): 505-522 (2013).

Weiner, S.A., Galbraith, D.A., Adams, D.C., Valenzuela, N., Noll, F.B., Grozinger, C.M. and A. L. Toth. "A survey of DNA methylation across social insect species, life stages, and castes reveals abundant and caste-associated methylation in a primitively social wasp" Naturwissenschaften 100(8): 795-799 (2013).

Niño, E.L., Tarpy, D.R., and C.M. Grozinger. “Differential effects of insemination volume and substance on reproductive changes in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.)” Insect Molecular Biology 22(3): 233-244 (2013).

Manfredini, F., Beani, L., and C.M. Grozinger. “Examining the ‘Evolution of increased competitive ability’ hypothesis in response to parasites and pathogens in the invasive paper wasps Polistes dominulus” Naturwissenschaften 100(3):219-28 (2013).

Nunes, F.M.F., Silva, A., Barchuk, A.R., Bomtorin, A.D., Grozinger, C.M. and Z.L.P. Simoes. “Non-target effects of double-stranded RNA constructs used in honey bee RNAi assays” Insects 4(1): 90-103 (2013).

Peso, M., Niño, E.L., Grozinger, C.M. and A. B. Barron. “Effect of honey bee queen mating condition on worker ovary activation” Insectes Sociaux 60(2): 123-133 (2013).

Richard, F.J., Holt, H.L., and C.M. Grozinger. “Effects of immunostimulation on genome-wide gene expression, chemical communication and social behavior in honey bee workers (Apis mellifera)” BMC Genomics 3:558, 17p (2012).

Cardoza, Y.J., Harris, G.K. and C.M. Grozinger. “Effects of soil quality enhancement on pollinator-plant interactions” Psyche 2012: 581458, 8p (2012). doi:10.1155/2012/581458

Niño, E.L., Malka, O., Hefetz, A., Teal, P., Hayes, J. and C.M. Grozinger. “Long-term effects of honey bee queen (Hymenoptera: Apis mellifera) insemination volume on queen-worker interactions” Journal of Insect Physiology 58(8):1082-1089 (2012).

Wang, Y., Kocher, S.D., Linksvayer T.A., Grozinger, C.M., Page, R.E., and G.V. Amdam. “Regulation of behaviorally-associated gene pathways in worker honey bee ovaries” Journal of Experimental Biology 215(1): 124-134 (2012).

Kocher S.D. and C. M. Grozinger. “Cooperation, conflict and the evolution of queen pheromones” Journal of Chemical Ecology 37(11):1263-1275 (2011).

Richard, F.J., Schal, C. Tarpy, D.R., and C.M. Grozinger. “Effects of insemination number on honey bee queen Dufour’s gland secretion” Journal of Chemical Ecology 37(9):1027-1036 (2011).

Fussnecker, B.L., McKenzie, A.M., and C.M. Grozinger. “The role of cGMP in modulating behavior, physiology, and brain gene expression in response to queen mandibular pheromone in honey bees” Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197(9): 939-948 (2011).

B.W. Bissinger, K.V Donohue, S.M.S. Khalil, C.M. Grozinger, D.E. Sonenshine, R.M. Roe. “Transcriptome of the synganglion from female American dog ticks, Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) and the effects of blood-feeding and mating on neuropeptide gene expression” Insect Molecular Biology 20(4):465-491 (2011).

Bloch, G. and C.M. Grozinger. “Social molecular pathways and the evolution of bee societies” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1574): 2155-2170 (2011).

Niño, E.L., Tarpy, D.R., and C.M. Grozinger. “Dissection of factors that trigger post-mating changes in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.)” Insect Molecular Biology 20(3): 387-398 (2011).

Abbot P, Abe J, Alcock J, Alizon S, Alpedrinha JA, Andersson M, Andre JB, van Baalen M, Balloux F, Balshine S, Barton N, Beukeboom LW, Biernaskie JM, Bilde T, Borgia G, Breed M, Brown S, Bshary R, Buckling A, Burley NT, Burton-Chellew MN, Cant MA, Chapuisat M, Charnov EL, Clutton-Brock T, Cockburn A, Cole BJ, Colegrave N, Cosmides L, Couzin ID, Coyne JA, Creel S, Crespi B, Curry RL, Dall SR, Day T, Dickinson JL, Dugatkin LA, El Mouden C, Emlen ST, Evans J, Ferriere R, Field J, Foitzik S, Foster K, Foster WA, Fox CW, Gadau J, Gandon S, Gardner A, Gardner MG, Getty T, Goodisman MA, Grafen A, Grosberg R, Grozinger CM, Gouyon PH, Gwynne D, Harvey PH, Hatchwell BJ, Heinze J, Helantera H, Helms KR, Hill K, Jiricny N, Johnstone RA, Kacelnik A, Kiers ET, Kokko H, Komdeur J, Korb J, Kronauer D, Kümmerli R, Lehmann L, Linksvayer TA, Lion S, Lyon B, Marshall JA, McElreath R, Michalakis Y, Michod RE, Mock D, Monnin T, Montgomerie R, Moore AJ, Mueller UG, Noë R, Okasha S, Pamilo P, Parker GA, Pedersen JS, Pen I, Pfennig D, Queller DC, Rankin DJ, Reece SE, Reeve HK, Reuter M, Roberts G, Robson SK, Roze D, Rousset F, Rueppell O, Sachs JL, Santorelli L, Schmid-Hempel P, Schwarz MP, Scott-Phillips T, Shellmann-Sherman J, Sherman PW, Shuker DM, Smith J, Spagna JC, Strassmann B, Suarez AV, Sundström L, Taborsky M, Taylor P, Thompson G, Tooby J, Tsutsui ND, Tsuji K, Turillazzi S, Ubeda F, Vargo EL, Voelkl B, Wenseleers T, West SA, West-Eberhard MJ, Westneat DF, Wiernasz DC, Wild G, Wrangham R, Young AJ, Zeh DW, Zeh JA, Zink A. “Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality”. Nature 471(7339): E1-4 (2011).

Vasquez, G.M., Fischer, P., Grozinger, C.M. and F. Gould. “Differential expression of odorant receptor genes that are involved in sexual isolation of two Heliothis moths” Insect Molecular Biology 20(1): 115-124 (2011).

Soques, S. Vasquez, G.M., Grozinger, C.M. and F. Gould. “Age and mating status do not effect transcript levels of odorant receptor genes in male antennae of Heliothis veriscens and Heliothis subflexa (Leptidopera: Noctuidae)” Journal of Chemical Ecology 36(11):1226-1233 (2010).

Cornman, S., Schatz, M.C., Johnston, J.S., Chen, Y-P., Pettis, J., Hunt, G., Bourgeois, L., Elsik, C. Anderson, D. Grozinger, C.M. and J. D. Evans. “Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera” BMC Genomics 11:602; 15p (2010).

Shpigler, H., Patch, H.M., Cohen, M., Fan, Y., Grozinger, C.M., and G. Bloch. “A gene for queen control: Krüppel homolog 1 is linked to social organization in bees” BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:120; 13p (2010).

Kocher, S.D., Ayroles, J.F., Stone, E.A. and C.M. Grozinger. “Individual variation in pheromone response correlates with reproductive traits and brain gene expression in worker honey bees” PLoS ONE 5(2): e9116; 9p (2010).

Donohue, K.V, Khalil, S.M.S., Ross, E. Grozinger, C.M., Sonenshine, D.E. and R.M. Roe. “Neuropeptide signaling sequences identified by pyrosequencing of the American Dog tick synganglion transcriptome during blood-feeding and reproduction” Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 40(1): 79-90 (2010).

Fan, Y., Richard, F.J., Rouf, C. and C.M. Grozinger. “Effects of queen mandibular pheromone on nestmate recognition in worker honey bees (Apis mellifera)” Animal Behavior 79(3): 649-656 (2010).

Kocher, S.D., Richard, F.J., Tarpy, D.R., and C.M. Grozinger. "The effects of mating and instrumental insemination on queen honey bee flight behaviour and gene expression" Insect Molecular Biology 19(2): 153-162 (2010).

Kocher, S.D., Richard, F.J., Tarpy, D.R., and C.M. Grozinger. “Queen reproductive state modulates queen pheromone production and queen-worker interactions in honey bees” Behavioral Ecology 20: 1007-1014 (2009).

Alaux, C., Y. Le Conte, H. Heather, S. Rodrigues-Zas, C.M. Grozinger, S. Sinha, and G. E. Robinson. “Regulation of brain gene expression in honey bees by brood pheromone” Genes, Brain, and Behavior 8(3):309-319 (2009).

Richard, F.J., A. Aubert, and C.M. Grozinger. “Modulation of nestmate recognition by immune stimulation in honey bees, Apis mellifera” BMC Biology 6:50; 13p (2008).

Kocher, S.D., Richard, F.J., Tarpy, D.R., and C.M. Grozinger. “Genomic analysis of post-mating changes in the honey bee queen” BMC Genomics 9:232; 15p (2008).

Fussnecker, B. and C.M. Grozinger. “Dissecting the role of Kr-h1 brain gene expression in foraging behavior in honey bees (Apis mellifera)” Insect Molecular Biology 17(5):515-522 (2008).

Fischer, P. and C.M. Grozinger. “Pheromonal regulation of starvation resistance in honey bee workers” Naturwissenschaften 95(8):723-729 (2008).

Richard, F.J., Tarpy, D.R, and C.M. Grozinger. “Effects of insemination quantity on honey bee queen physiology” PLoS ONE 2(10):e980; 9p (2007).

Grozinger, C.M., Fan, Y., Hoover, S.E.R. and M.L. Winston. “Genome-wide analysis reveals differences in brain gene expression patterns associated with caste and reproductive status in honey bees (Apis mellifera)” Molecular Ecology 16(22):4837-4848 (2007).

Shi, L., Lin, S., Grinberg, Y., Beck, Y., Grozinger, C.M., Robinson, G.E. and T. Lee. “Roles of Drosophila Kruppel-homolog 1 in neuronal morphogenesis” Developmental Neurobiology 67(12):1614-1626 (2007).

Grozinger, C.M., Fischer, P, and J.E. Hampton. “Uncoupling primer and releaser responses to pheromone in honey bees” Naturwissenschaften 94(5):375-379. (2007).

Grozinger, C.M. and Robinson, G.E. “Endocrine modulation of a pheromone responsive gene in the honey bee brain” Journal of Comparative Biology A 193(4):461-470 (2007).

Honey Bee Genome Consortium (C.M.G., contributing author). “Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera” Nature 443(7114):931-949 (2006).

Robinson, G.E., Grozinger, C.M., and Whitfield, C.W. “Social life in molecular terms” Nature Genetics Reviews 6:257-270 (2005).

Grozinger, C. M., Sharabash, N. M., Whitfield, C. W. and Robinson, G. E. “Pheromone mediated gene expression in the honey bee brain.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100(Suppl 2):14519-14525 (2003).