Professor Joel Levine

Joel Levine




CSB Appointment



Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993

Titles and Honors

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Mechanisms and Features of Social Behaviour
Senior Fellow in the CIFAR program on Child and Brain Development

Primary Undergraduate Department

Biology, UTM

Graduate Programs

Cell & Systems Biology

Academic or Administrative Appointments

Chair of Biology

Contact Information

Office Phone: 905-828-5364
Office: DV3030
Lab: DV3092E/DV1007
Lab Phone: 905-828-5387

Mailing Address

Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

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Neural circuits: anatomy of a sexual behavior

Krupp JJ, Levine JD
2014, Current biology : CB, 24, R327-9, 24735858

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Regulation of onset of female mating and sex pheromone production by juvenile hormone in Drosophila melanogaster

Bilen J, Atallah J, Azanchi R, Levine JD, Riddiford LM
2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, 18321-6, 24145432

Pigment-dispersing factor modulates pheromone production in clock cells that influence mating in drosophila

Krupp JJ, Billeter JC, Wong A, Choi C, Nitabach MN, Levine JD
2013, Neuron, 79, 54-68, 23849197

Socially synchronized circadian oscillators

Bloch G, Herzog ED, Levine JD, Schwartz WJ
2013, Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280, 20130035, 23825203

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Drosophila melanogaster males increase the number of sperm in their ejaculate when perceiving rival males

Garbaczewska M, Billeter JC, Levine JD
2013, Journal of insect physiology, 59, 306-10, 23178803

Who is he and what is he to you? Recognition in Drosophila melanogaster

Billeter JC, Levine JD
2013, Current opinion in neurobiology, 23, 17-23, 23010098

Social structures depend on innate determinants and chemosensory processing in Drosophila

Schneider J, Dickinson MH, Levine JD
2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 Suppl 2, 17174-9, 22802679

Carotenoid based bio-compatible labels for third harmonic generation microscopy

Tokarz D, Cisek R, Garbaczewska M, Sandkuijl D, Qiu X, Stewart B, Levine JD, Fekl U, Barzda V
2012, Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 14, 10653-61, 22744726

Drosophila melanogaster females change mating behaviour and offspring production based on social context

Billeter JC, Jagadeesh S, Stepek N, Azanchi R, Levine JD
2012, Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 279, 2417-25, 22298851

One, two, and many–a perspective on what groups of Drosophila melanogaster can tell us about social dynamics

Schneider J, Atallah J, Levine JD
2012, Advances in genetics, 77, 59-78, 22902126

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Hierarchical chemosensory regulation of male-male social interactions in Drosophila

Wang L, Han X, Mehren J, Hiroi M, Billeter JC, Miyamoto T, Amrein H, Levine JD, Anderson DJ
2011, Nature neuroscience, 14, 757-62, 21516101

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Pheromonal and behavioral cues trigger male-to-female aggression in Drosophila

Fernández MP, Chan YB, Yew JY, Billeter JC, Dreisewerd K, Levine JD, Kravitz EA
2010, PLoS biology, 8, e1000541, 21124886

Dissection of oenocytes from adult Drosophila melanogaster

Krupp JJ, Levine JD
2010, Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, 20689503

Biological rhythms: the taste-time continuum

Krupp JJ, Levine JD
2010, Current biology : CB, 20, R147-9, 20178756

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Specialized cells tag sexual and species identity in Drosophila melanogaster

Billeter JC, Atallah J, Krupp JJ, Millar JG, Levine JD
2009, Nature, 461, 987-91, 19829381

Chemical signalling: laser on the fly reveals a new male-specific pheromone

Levine JD, Millar JG
2009, Current biology : CB, 19, R653-5, 19674549

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Social experience modifies pheromone expression and mating behavior in male Drosophila melanogaster

Krupp JJ, Kent C, Billeter JC, Azanchi R, So AK, Schonfeld JA, Smith BP, Lucas C, Levine JD
2008, Current biology : CB, 18, 1373-83, 18789691

Social context influences chemical communication in D. melanogaster males

Kent C, Azanchi R, Smith B, Formosa A, Levine JD
2008, Current biology : CB, 18, 1384-9, 18789689

Glia and romance

Levine JD
2008, Nature neuroscience, 11, 8-10, 18160956

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Generalization of courtship learning in Drosophila is mediated by cis-vaccenyl acetate

Ejima A, Smith BP, Lucas C, van der Goes van Naters W, Miller CJ, Carlson JR, Levine JD, Griffith LC
2007, Current biology : CB, 17, 599-605, 17363250

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Sex cells: dissecting the functions of fruitless isoforms

Douglas SJ, Levine JD
2006, Current biology : CB, 16, R405-7, 16753550

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Sequential learning of pheromonal cues modulates memory consolidation in trainer-specific associative courtship conditioning

Ejima A, Smith BP, Lucas C, Levine JD, Griffith LC
2005, Current biology : CB, 15, 194-206, 15694302

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Sharing time on the fly

Levine JD
2004, Current opinion in cell biology, 16, 210-6, 15196566

Flies by night: Effects of changing day length on Drosophila’s circadian clock

Shafer OT, Levine JD, Truman JW, Hall JC
2004, Current biology : CB, 14, 424-32, 15028219

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Drosophila free-running rhythms require intercellular communication

Peng Y, Stoleru D, Levine JD, Hall JC, Rosbash M
2003, PLoS biology, 1, E13, 12975658

Constructing a feedback loop with circadian clock molecules from the silkmoth, Antheraea pernyi

Chang DC, McWatters HG, Williams JA, Gotter AL, Levine JD, Reppert SM
2003, The Journal of biological chemistry, 278, 38149-58, 12869551

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Resetting the circadian clock by social experience in Drosophila melanogaster

Levine JD, Funes P, Dowse HB, Hall JC
2002, Science (New York, N.Y.), 298, 2010-2, 12471264

Advanced analysis of a cryptochrome mutation’s effects on the robustness and phase of molecular cycles in isolated peripheral tissues of Drosophila

Levine JD, Funes P, Dowse HB, Hall JC
2002, BMC neuroscience, 3, 5, 11960556

Signal analysis of behavioral and molecular cycles

Levine JD, Funes P, Dowse HB, Hall JC
2002, BMC neuroscience, 3, 1, 11825337

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