Chinmay Joshi

Dornhaus Lab

Chinmay Joshi

Dornhaus Lab

Education: 

  • PhD, University of Arizona (2019- Present)
  • Research intern, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (2018-2019)
  • BS and MS, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (2013-2018)

Research Interests: 

I'm broadly interested in studying collective behavior in social insects. My theses has two main goals: (1) Investigating what mechanisms do the fire ants (Solenopsis xyloni) use at individual and collective levels to maintain the robustness of foraging through trail pheromone communication, and (2) Simulating different communication systems that social insects use for foraging, to find out which of those communication systems are most robust to individual level errors.

Publications: 

  • Parthasarathy, B., Joshi, C.H., Kalyadan, S.S. and Somanathan, H., 2019. Early ontogenic emergence of personality and its long-term persistence in a social spider. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73(3), pp.1-12.
  • Dubey, S., Joshi, C.H., Veer, S., Uma, D., Somanathan, H., Majumdar, S. and Pullarkat, P.A., 2020. Strain softening and stiffening responses of spider silk fibers probed using a Micro-Extension Rheometer. Soft Matter, 16(2), pp.487-493.
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Chinmay

Office/Lab Location: BSW 235