Christopher  Mayack

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Christopher Mayack

E-mail : cmayacksabanciuniv.edu

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Education :

2012-2014 - Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellow, Zoology Institute, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, 


2012 - Ph.D. in Biology, Zoology degree, Colorado State University 


Advisor: Dhruba Naug, Dissertation: Behavioral alteration in the honeybee due to parasite-induced energetic stress.


2012 - Masters of Teaching Certificate, The Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University


2007 - B.S. in Biology w/Honors, Minor in Chemistry, State University of New York at Geneseo

Work Experience :

2017 - present: Assistant Professor, Sabancı University, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences


2015 - 2017: Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College, Department of Biology, 2015-2017


Courses taught: Evolution intermediate course twice (w/lab)


Evolution of Social Behavior upper level seminar (w/ lab)


Bio 002 Intro. course - Organismal and Population Biology (w/ lab)

Areas of Interest :

Systems biology, improving honey bee health, animal physiology, animal behavior, parasite-host interactions, neurobiology, effects of aging, evolution of social behavior, regulation of appetite and energetic homeostasis, metabolomics, exposomics

Awards :

  • First place in the Sigma Xi Student Research Undergraduate Showcase Contest - Sigma Xi  2018
  • First Year University Courses Teaching Award - Sabanci University  2018

Membership :

Animal Behavior Society (ABS) International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Entomological Society of America (ESA) Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) The Northern Colorado Beekeeper’s Association (NCBA) The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station Full Member of Sigma Xi, Swarthmore College Chapter

Publications :

Article
Mayack, Christopher and Phalen, Nicole and Carmichael, Kathleen and White, Helen K. and Hirche, Frank and Wang, Ying and Stangl, Gabriele I. and Amdam, Gro V. (2019) "Appetite is correlated with octopamine and hemolymph sugar levels in forager honeybees", Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural and Behavioral Physiology, Vol.205, No.4, 609-617 (SCI)
Mayack, Christopher and Boff, Samuel (2019) "LD50 values may be misleading predictors of neonicotinoid toxicity across different bee species", Uludağ Arıcılık Dergisi, Vol.19, No.1, 19-33 (NA)
Broadrup, Robert L. and Mayack, Christopher and Schick, Sassicaia J. and Eppley, Elizabeth J. and White, Helen K. and Macherone, Anthony (2019) "Honey bee (Apis mellifera) exposomes and dysregulated metabolic pathways associated with Nosema ceranae infection", PLoS One, Vol.14, No.3 (SCI)
Suwannapong, Guntima and Samrit, Maksong and Phainchajoen, Mananya and Benbow, Mark and Mayack, Christopher (2018) "Survival and health improvement of Nosema infected Apis florea (Hymenoptera: Apidae) bees after treatment with propolis extract", Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, Vol.21, No.2, 437-444 (SCI)
Schick, Sassicaia and Broadrup, Robert L. and Mayack, Christopher and White, Helen K. and Macherone, Anthony (2018) "Integrating GC/TOF exposome profiling and genetic disease screening to provide a holistic perspective on honey bee health", American Laboratory, Vol.50, No.3, 21-23 (SCI)
Papers in Conference Proceedings
Borofsky, Talia and Zhou, Rebecca and Barranca, Victor and Mayack, Christopher, "Hive minded: like neurons, honeybees collectively integrate inhibitory stop signals to efficiently regulate forager recruitment", International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI 2018), International Union for the Study of Social Insects, August 2018
Before SU Publications:

In Review:       Bullock, E. J+., Schafsnitz, A. M+., Wang, C. H., Broadrup, R. L., Macherone, A., Mayack, C., White, H. K. Silicone wristbands as a passive volatile chemical sampler in honey bee hives.

 

In Review:       Borofsky, T+., Barranca, V.J., Zhou, R.+, von Trentini, D., Broadrup, R.L., and Mayack, C. Hive minded: like neurons, honey bees collectively integrate negative feedback to regulate decisions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

 

2019:               Mayack, C.* and Boff, S.* LD50 values may be misleading predictors of neonicotinoid toxicity across different bee species. Uludağ Bee Journal. 19 (1), 19-33. DOI: 10.31467/uluaricilik.568251

 

2019:               Mayack, C., Phalen, N.+, Carmichael, K.+, White, H. K., Hirche, F., Wang, Y., Stangl, G. I., and Amdam, G. Appetite is linked to octopamine and hemolymph sugar levels in forager honey bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, Neuroethology, sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology. 205 (4), 609-617, doi:10.1007/s00359-019-01352-2

 

2019:               Broadrup, R. L., Mayack, C., Schick, S. J.+, Eppley, E. J.+, White, H. K., Macherone, A. Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Exposomes and Biological Pathways Associated with Nosema ceranae Infection. PLOS One. 14(3): e0213249

 

2018:               Schick, S. J.+, Broadrup, R. L., Mayack, C., White, H. K., and Macherone, A. Integrating GC-TOF exposome profiling and genetic disease screening to provide a holistic perspective on honey bee health. American Laboratory.

 

2018:               Suwannapong, G., Maksong, S., Phainchajoen, M., Benbow, M. E., and Mayack, C. Survival and health improvement of Nosema infected Apis florea (Hymenoptera: Apidae) bees after treatment with propolis extract. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology.

 

2016:               Kurze, C., Mayack, C., Hirche, F., Stangl, G., I., Le Conte, Y., Kryger, P. and Moritz, R. F. A. Nosema spp. infection causes no energetic stress in tolerant honeybees. Parasitology Research. 115 (6), 2381-2388.

 

2015:               Mayack, C., Natsopoulou, M., McMahon, D. A honeybee hormonal stress pathway elicited by Nosema ceranae infection. Insect Molecular Biology. 24 (6), 662-670.

 

2015:               Mayack, C. and Naug, D. Starving honeybees lose self-control. Biology Letters. 11 (1), 20140820

 

2013:               Mayack, C. and Naug, D. Individual energetic state can prevail over social regulation of foraging in honeybees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67, 929-936.

 

2011:               Mayack, C. and Naug, D. A changing but not an absolute energy budget dictates risk-sensitive behaviour in the honeybee. Animal Behaviour. 82, 595-600.

 

2011:               Martín-Hernández, R., Botías, C., Barrios, L., Martínez-Salvador, A., Meana, A., Mayack, C., Higes, M. Comparative energetic stress of Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis in experimentally infected honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Parasitology Research. 109, 605-612.

 

2010:               Mayack, C. and Naug, D. Parasitic infection leads to decline in hemolymph sugar levels in honeybee foragers. Journal of Insect Physiology. 56, 1572-1575.

 

2010:               Campbell, J., Kessler, B., Mayack, C., and Naug, D. Behavioral fever in infected honeybees: Parasitic manipulation or coincidental benefit? Parasitology. 137, 1487-1491.

 

2009:               *Mayack, C. and Naug, D., 2009. Energetic stress in the honeybee Apis mellifera from Nosema ceranae infection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 100, 185-188.