Dr. Amy L Toth

Associate Professor
Amy Toth

Amy Toth is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and Entomology at Iowa State University. Amy is interested in the mechanisms and evolution of insect sociality, using paper wasps and honey bees as model systems. Current research projects involve de novo sequencing of paper wasp genomes and transcriptomes, comparative genomic analysis of Hymenoptera, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms regulating caste evolution, and the influences of nutrition and viruses on honey bee behavior and health. Amy received her PhD from the University of Illinois with Gene Robinson, and did postdoctoral work with Christina Grozinger at Pennsylvania State University.​

Area of Expertise: 
behavioral ecology
evolutionary genomics
insect behavior
B.A., Biology, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York), 2000
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2006