Christopher  Mayack

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Christopher Mayack

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Education :

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

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

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

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

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

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 :

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)
Before SU Publications:

In Review:       Mayack, C.* and Boff, S.* Variation of sub-lethal thiacloprid neonicotinoid pesticide toxicity across three bee species.


In Review:       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.


In Review:       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.


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.