Jay Hosler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology Juniata College
1996-2000 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University Rothenbuhler Honey Bee Research Laboratory
1995 Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, Biological Sciences
1989 B.A. cum laude DePauw University, Honor Scholar with Distinction,
Undergraduate Research Students:
2002-03 Cathleen Hewlett: Goldwater Award Recipient, William J. von Liebig Summer Research Fellowship The role of histamine in honey bee olfactory learning
2002 –03 Brandi Whetstone: William J. von Liebig Summer Research Fellowship, Odor Generalization and Blocking in Honey Bees
2002 –03 Amy Skibiel: The physiological basis of changes in swimming behavior of the amphipod Gammarus minus by the parasitic acanthocephalan Polymorphus.
2000-2001 Charles Gilman. Immunohistochemical localization of histaminergic cells in the honey bee antennal lobe.
1998-1999 Kristi Buxton: Impairment of Olfactory Discrimination by Blockade
of GABA and Nitric Oxide Activity in the Honey Bee Antennal Lobe. Ohio
Hosler, Jay S. and Smith, Brian H. (2000). Blocking and the detection of odor components in blends. Journal of Experimental Biology 203, 2797-2806
Chandra, S., Hosler, J. S. and Smith, B. H. (2000). Heritable variation for latent inhibition and its correlation to reversal learning in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Comparative Psychology 114, No.1, 86-97.
Hosler, J. S., Burns J. E., and Esch H. E. (2000). Flight Muscle Resting Potential and Species-Specific Differences in Insect Chill-Coma. Journal of Insect Physiology 45 No.5 pg. 621-627
Hewlett, Cathleen and Jay Hosler (2003) The Effects of Histmaine of Olfactory Memory Consilidation in Apis mellifera. Poster, Annual Meeting of the National Council for Undergraduate Research.
J.S. Hosler, Smith, B.H., K. Buxton, (1998). GABA- and Nitric Oxide mediated modulation in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) antennal lobe differentially affect olfactory discrimination. Poster, Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Los Angeles, CA
Hosler, J. S. and B. H. Smith (1997). An analysis of olfactory blocking. Poster, Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA
Hosler, J. S. and B. H. Smith (1997). An analysis of conditioned inhibition. Poster, Regional meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Columbus, OH
Hosler, J.S. & H.E. Esch.(1995). The Effects of Temperature-Dependent Shifts in Resting Potential on K+ Channel Function in Drosophila melanogaster Flight Muscle. In Nervous Systems and Behavior. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Neuroethology (pg. 141). Edited by M. Burrows, P.L. Newland & H. Schuppe. George Thieme Verlag, Stutgart, New York
Hosler, J. and H. Esch (1993). Response characteristics of Drosophila melanogasterpotassium channels at low temperatures. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN
Hosler, J. and H. Esch (1992). The effects of temperature on the electrophysiology of Drosophila potassium channel mutants. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Baltimore, MD
Popular Media Features
Chronicle of Higher Education. Darwin’s Talking Mite. Notes from Academe by Lawrence Biemiller. June 13, 2003
Associated Press (National). Professor Aims to teach science through comic books by Dan Lewerenz
London Times Higher Education Supplement, Creationists put in their place by the mite of Darwin… August 8, 2003
Discover Magazine Review of Clan Apis by Corey Powell, Senior Editor. February 2000, pg84
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette King Bee: A professor by day, he creates a buzz as a daring cartoonist By Tom Gibb, Feature in the Magazine section of the Sunday, February 03, 2002
Altoona Mirror. Abuzz about bees by Jay Knarr, Sunday July 15, Life section
Guest on 15 Minutes with Steve Jones on WPSU, public television out of State College. The topic of discussion: Clan Apis and The Sandwalk Adventures.
Service and Professional Development
“Unlikely” Companions: Science and Sequential Art. Pennsylvania Governor’s Institute for the Life Sciences (2003)
Playing with Sequential Art. Family Night presentation, Huntingdon, PA County Library (2003)
Passionate Science. Summer Undergraduate Research Students, Juniata College (2003)
The Liberal Arts Scientist Science Scholar Recruitment Weekend, DePauw University (1992)
Flight Muscle Resting Potential and Species-Specific Differences in Insect Chill-Coma.Denison University (1997)
No NO is a no-no: The Role of Nitric Oxide in Olfactory Learning Kenyon College (1998) Bucknell University (1998), Macalester College (1999)
Merchants of Light: The Biologist as an Emissary of Science Juniata College Tri-Beta Induction, (2000)
Why Bees Rule Juniata College Environment Studies Seminar series, (2000)
Odor based responses in the Insect Antennal Lobe DePauw University (2001)
The olfactory world of bees Huntingdon County Beekeepers (2001)
Why Bees Boogie and Other Tales From the Hive Juniata Alumni Weekend Class, June 7, 2001
Honey Bees and Brain Gas Juniata Bookend Seminar, October 10, 2001
Clan Apis: The Natural History of a Cartoonist Huntingdon, PA Public