Marla Sokolowski’s innovative work is esteemed worldwide as a clear, integrative mechanistic paragon of the manner in which genes can interact with the environment, thus impacting behaviour.
She has trail-blazed the development of a branch of behaviour genetics that addresses the genetic and molecular bases of natural individual differences in behaviour. Sokolowski is best known for her discovery of the foraging gene. She has more than 140 publications, is an award-winning teacher, and has given close to 200 invited lectures.
- Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2013
- Genetics Society of Canada’s Award of Excellence, 2007
- Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Genetics and Behavioural Neurology, 2001 to 2014
- Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1998
- Fellow, Massey College, 2001
- Sokolowski, M. B. (2001). Drosophila: genetics meets behaviour. Nature Reviews Genetics, 2(11), 879-890.
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