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Dr. Amy L Toth

Dr. Amy L Toth

  • Professor
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.​

Contact Info

343 Bessey
2200 Osborn Dr.


  • BA, Biology, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)
  • PhD, Ecology and Evolution, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois)

Area of Expertise

  • Insect Behavior
  • Insect Genomics
  • Apiculture
  • Arthropod Management Technologies
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

More Information


BIOL354 Animal Behavior

EEOB 507 Genes and Behavior