Rachael E. Bonoan

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Crone Lab (Tufts University) and the Schultz Lab (Washington State University, Vancouver) studying ant-caterpillar interactions in the South Puget Sound, WA. For my PhD, I studied honey bee behavioral ecology, nutritional ecology, and ecological immunity in the Starks Lab (Tufts University).


I am passionate about ecology, social insects, and insect pollinators!



Tufts University, Department of Biology

Science and Engineering Complex

Robinson, 3 West

Medford, MA 




Current Research Projects

Check out my TEDxTufts talk: Embracing Science as a Verb