Sokolowski Lab

Sokolowski Lab

Genes, Environment & Behaviour

Ina Anreiter

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Twitter: @inanreiter

Current Position:

Schmidt Science Fellow
Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research


PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto (2019)
         Collaborative Program in Neuroscience
         Collaborative Program in Human Development

MSc. Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine, New University of Lisbon (2012).

BSc Biology, Technical University of Lisbon (2010)

Thesis Title:

Transcriptional regulation of the foraging gene and its associated behaviours


Dason JS, Cheung A, Anreiter I, Montemurri VA, Allen AM, Sokolowski BM. 2019. Drosophila melanogaster foraging regulates a nociceptive-like escape behavior through a developmentally plastic sensory circuit. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201820840.

Clayton DF, Anreiter I, Aristizabal M, Frankland PW, Binder EB, Citri A. 2019 The role of the genome in experience-dependent plasticity: Extending the analogy of the genomic action potential. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201820837.

Anreiter I, Biergans S, Sokolowski MB. 2019. Epigenetic regulation of behavior in Drosophila melanogaster.  Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 25: 44-50. PDF

Van Wert M*, Anreiter I*, Fallon BA, Sokolowski MB. 2019. Intergenerational Transmission of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis. Gender and the Genome, 3:1-21.

Anreiter I, Sokolowski MB. 2018. Deciphering Pleiotropy: How Complex Genes Regulate Behavior. Communicative and Integrative Biology e1447743. PDF 10.1080/19420889.2018.1447743

Anreiter I*, Hughson BA*, Murphy K, Jackson-Chornenki N, Ja W, Huber R, Sokolowski MB. 2017. The adult foraging assay (AFA) allows detection of strain and food-deprivation effects in feeding-related traits of Drosophila melanogasterJ Insect Physiol. 106(1): 20-29. *co first author. PDF

Allen AM, Anreiter I, Vesterberg A, Sokolowski MB. 2018. Pleiotropy of the Drosophila melanogaster foraging gene on larval feeding-related traits. Journal of Neurogenetics.

Anreiter, I., Kramer, J.M., Sokolowski, M.B. 2017. Epigenetic mechanisms modulate differences in Drosophila foraging behavior. PNAS 114(47): 12518–12523. PDF 10.1073/pnas.1710770114Ɏ

Anreiter, I, Sokolowski, HM, Sokolowski, MB. 2017. Gene-Environment Interplay and Individual differences in behaviour. Brain, Mind and Education. PDF 10.1111/mbe.12158.

Allen AM, Anreiter I, Neville MC, Sokolowski MB. 2016.Feeding-related traits are affected by dosage of the foraging gene in Drosophila melanogasterGenetics 205, 761-773. PDF doi:10.1534/genetics.116.197939 ɎɎɎ

Malé P-JG, Turner KM, Doha M, Anreiter I, Allen AM, Sokolowski MB, Frederickson ME. 2017. How to be an effective ant bodyguard? A candidate gene approach. Proc R Soc B 284:20170896. PDF ɎɎ

Anreiter I, Vasquez OE, Allen AM, Sokolowski MB. 2016. Foraging Path-length Protocol for Drosophila melanogaster Larvae. J Vis Exp (110), e53980. PDF doi:10.3791/53980.



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2019 – Schmidt Science Fellowship – In partnership with the Rhodes Thrust


2019 – Oral Presentation Award, Canadian Drosophila Research Conference (CANFLY). 

2018 – General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Award

2018 – Jonathan Dostrovsky Award in Neuroscience, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, University of Toronto

2018 – DeLill Nasser Travel Award for Professional Development in Genetics, Genetics Society of America

2018 – CIHR Brain Star Award for the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction

2018 – P.A. Abrams award for sustained research excellence

2018 – H.H. Harvey Prize for sustained contributions to the intellectual life of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2017 – General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Award

2017 – Ramsey Wright award for sustained contributions to research and the life of the department

2016 – General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Award

2013 – FCT Prémio escolar for highest concluding GPA, New University of Lisbon

2013 – Prémio Professor Luís Archer for best MSc in genetics, New University of Lisbon



2016-2019 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2016-2018 – The Mary Gertrude l’Anson Scholarship

2009 – FCT-BII Research Scholarship, Foundation for Sciences and Technology, Lisbon

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