Sonke Johnsen

Professor of Biology

301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7321


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1996

  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1988

Gagnon, YL, Sutton, TT, and Johnsen, S. "Visual acuity in pelagic fishes and mollusks." Vision Research 92 (November 2013): 1-9. Full Text

Nilsson, D-E, Warrant, EJ, Johnsen, S, Hanlon, RT, and Shashar, N. "The giant eyes of giant squid are indeed unexpectedly large, but not if used for spotting sperm whales." BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 13 (September 8, 2013). Full Text

Tedore, C, and Johnsen, S. "Pheromones exert top-down effects on visual recognition in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis." The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, no. Pt 9 (May 2013): 1744-1756. Full Text

Mohamed, A, Gilliland, KO, Metlapally, S, Johnsen, S, and Costello, MJ. "Simple fixation and storage protocol for preserving the internal structure of intact human donor lenses and extracted human nuclear cataract specimens." Molecular Vision 19 (January 2013): 2352-2359.

Brandley, NC, Speiser, DI, and Johnsen, S. "Eavesdropping on visual secrets." Evolutionary Ecology (2013): 1-24.

Costello, MJ, Brennan, LA, Basu, S, Chauss, D, Mohamed, A, Gilliland, KO, Johnsen, S, Menko, AS, and Kantorow, M. "Autophagy and mitophagy participate in ocular lens organelle degradation." Experimental Eye Research 116 (2013): 141-150. Full Text

Johnsen, S, Frank, TM, Haddock, SHD, Widder, EA, and Messing, CG. "Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos: I. Bioluminescence at 500-1000 m depth in the Bahamian islands." J Exp Biol 215, no. Pt 19 (October 1, 2012): 3335-3343. Full Text

Baldwin, J, and Johnsen, S. "The male blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, uses both chromatic and achromatic cues during mate choice." The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. Pt 7 (April 2012): 1184-1191. Full Text

Nilsson, D-E, Warrant, EJ, Johnsen, S, Hanlon, R, and Shashar, N. "A unique advantage for giant eyes in giant squid." Current Biology : Cb 22, no. 8 (April 2012): 683-688. Full Text