Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

McKenzie SK, Kronauer DJC. 2018. The genomic architecture and molecular evolution of ant odorant receptors. Genome Research 28(11): 1757-1765 | online

Chandra V*, Fetter-Pruneda I*, Oxley PR, Ritger AL, McKenzie SK, Libbrecht R, Kronauer DJC. 2018. Social regulation of insulin signaling and the evolution of eusociality in ants. Science 361(6400):398-402 | online

Marizzi C*, Florio A*, Lee M, Khalfan M, Ghiban C, Nash B, Dorey J, McKenzie SK, Mazza C, Cellini F, et al. 2018. DNA barcoding Brooklyn (New York): A first assessment of biodiversity in Marine Park by citizen scientists. PLoS One 13(7):e0199015 | online

Allen JL, McKenzie SK, Sleith R, Alter SE. 2018. First genome-wide analysis of an endangered lichen reveals isolation by distance and strong population structure. American Journal of Botany 105(9):1-12 | online | preprint version

Trible W, Olivos-Cisneros L, McKenzie SK, Saragosti J, Chang N, Matthews BJ, Oxley PR, Kronauer DJC. 2017. orco mutagenesis causes loss of antennal lobe glomeruli and impaired social behavior in ants. Cell 170(4):727-735 | online | preprint version

McKenzie SK, Fetter-Pruneda I, Ruta V, Kronauer DJC. 2016. Transcriptomics and neuroanatomy of the clonal raider ant implicate an expanded clade of odorant receptors in chemical communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 113(49):14091-14096 | online

McKenzie SK, Oxley PR, Kronauer DJC. 2014. Comparative genomics and transcriptomics in ants provide new insights into the function of odorant binding and chemosensory proteins. BMC Genomics 15:718 | online

Oxley PR*, Ji L*, Fetter-Pruneda I, McKenzie SK, Li C, Hu H, Zhang G, Kronauer DJC. 2014. The genome of the clonal raider ant (Cerapachys biroi). Current Biology 24(4):451-458 | online

McKenzie SK. 2011. Spatiotemporal Correlations of Land-Use and Non-Equilibrium Successional Trajectories in Sewanee Forests. Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis: Sewanee Biology Department, Sewanee: The University of the South | PDF

Conference talks and presentations

McKenzie SK and Kronauer DJC. 2017. Comparative genomics of ant communication. BioGenomics: Global Biodiversity Genomics Conference, Washington DC.

McKenzie SK and Trible W. 2015. Finding the source of invasive populations of clonal raider ant. 6th biannual SINNERS Meeting, Scranton, PA.

McKenzie SK et al. 2014. Molecular and neural basis of chemosensation in the ant Cerapachys biroi. 17th Int Congr IUSSI, Cairns QLD, Australia

McKenzie SK. 2013. Chemical Communication in Cerapachys biroi. 2nd biannual SINNERS Meeting, Millbrook NY

McKenzie SK. 2012. Antennal transcriptomics in the ant Cerapachys biroi provide insights into the evolution and function of odorant binding and chemosensory proteins. 2012 IUSSI-NAS Meeting, Greensboro NC

Invited talks and guest lectures

Interviewee, CUNY Science Forward Video Series (Animal Communication). macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/scienceforward/videos/

Guest lecturer, Fall 2014, CUNY IDC3002H Science & Technology in NYC, Professor Jessica Allen

Invited speaker, Fall 2014, Biology Department Seminar Series, Sewanee: The University of the South


*Authors contributed equally