Sokolowski Lab

Sokolowski Lab

Genes, Environment & Behaviour




  • Sokolowski, Marla B., W. Thomas Boyce, and Bruce S. McEwen. “Scarred for life?” NewScientist 26 Jan. 2013: 28-30. PDF
  • Semeniuk, Ivan. “How poverty influences a child’s brain development.” The Globe and Mail 25 Jan. 2013. link
  • “How to improve life for at-risk children.” Globe Editorial. The Globe and Mail 11 Oct. 2012. link
  • Pearce, Tralee. “Why the first 2,000 days of a child’s life are the most important.” The Globe and Mail 27 Sept. 2012. link
  • Wade, Nicholas. “Single gene shapes the toil of ants’ fighter and forager castes.” The New York Times 30 Mar. 2009. link
  • McIlroy, Anne. “Now you can blame those extra pounds on the ‘ice age’ gene.” The Globe and Mail 22 Nov. 2008. link
  • Angier, Natalie. “Honeybee show a little gene activity goes miles and miles.” The New York Times 07 May 2002. link
  • Schmidt, Karen. “It was genes, guv.” NewScientist 08 Nov. 1997: 46. link
  • Fountain, Henry. “Sedentary fruit flies.” The New York Times 19 Aug. 1997. link


  • Papaj, D.R. and Snell-Rood, E.C. 2007. Memory flies sooner from flies that learn faster. PNAS 104: 13539-13540. PDF
  • Bolnick, D.I. 2007. Behavioral genetics: evolutionary fingerprint of the “invisible hand”. Current Biology 17: R596-R597. PDF
  • Pennisi, E. 2002. One gene determines bee social status. Science 296: 636. PDF
  • Pennisi, E. 1997. What makes fruit flies roam? Science 277: 763. link


  • “Dr. Marla Sokolowski: Fruitful Research on Gene Environment Interplay in Feeding Behavior of Fruit Flies” People Behind the Science Podcast. #150. link
  • “How fruit flies smell – without any noses? Quirks & Quarks Holiday Question Show.” Quirks & Quarks. CBC Radio One. 29 Dec. 2012. MP3
  • “Quirks & Quarks 35th Anniversary Special.” Quirks & Quarks. CBC Radio One. 13 Nov. 2010. MP3
  • “Job Swap Ants.” Quirks & Quarks. CBC Radio One. 04 Apr. 2009. link
  • “Honeybee Foraging.” Quirks & Quarks. CBC Radio One. 04 May 2002. link


  • “The biology of childhood hardship.” The Agenda with Steve Paikin. TVO. 20 June 2013. link
  • “Gene-environment interplay on behaviour.” Canada Israel Symposium on Brain Plasticity, Learning, and Education. Western University, London, ON. 14 June 2013. link
  • “Cracking the autism enigma.” Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Ontario Brain Institute Public Lecture on Autism. Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, ON. 20 Feb. 2013. link
  • “Gene-Environment Interplay: insights from animal models.” National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium – Light of Evolution VI: Brain and Behavior. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA. 20 Jan. 2012. link
  • “The foraging gene: will that be takeout?” Florida Atlantic University – FAU Frontiers in Science: Spring 2010 Public Lecture. Boca Raton, FL. 15 Jan. 2010. link

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