PhD Student

IST Austria
Am Campus 1
A-3400 Klosterneuburg

email: sina.metzler (AT)


My PhD project lies at the interface of sexual selection and social immunity in ants. I am interested to see how the presence of a pathogen influences mating behavior, that is both male-male competition and female choice. I use an ant species, in which mating can be observed in the laboratory and in which males perform both direct and indirect male-male competition. I will further study how the behavioral changes under pathogen pressure affect the offspring generation.


2016-current      PhD thesis, IST Austria, Austria


2015-2016          Internship in the Cremer Group, IST Austria, Austria


2014-2015         Internship at the Wolf Science Center, Ernstbrunn, Austria


2012-2014          MSc in Biology, University of Regensburg, Germany


2008-2012          BSc in Biology, University of Regensburg, Germany