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 - Chapel Hill 1996

  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1988

Gilliland, Kurt O., Sonke Johnsen, Sangeetha Metlapally, M Joseph Costello, Balasubramanya Ramamurthy, Pravin V. Krishna, and Dorairajan Balasubramanian. “Mie light scattering calculations for an Indian age-related nuclear cataract with a high density of multilamellar bodies.Mol Vis 14 (March 24, 2008): 572–82.

Johnsen, S., and K. J. Lohmann. “Magnetoreception in animals.” Physics Today 61, no. 3 (March 11, 2008): 29–35. Full Text

Metlapally, S., M. J. Costello, K. O. Gilliland, B. Ramamurthy, P. V. Krishna, D. Balasubramanian, and S. Johnsen. “Analysis of nuclear fiber cell cytoplasmic texture in advanced cataractous lenses from Indian subjects using Debye-Bueche theory.Exp Eye Res 86, no. 2 (February 2008): 434–44. Full Text

Gilliland, K. O., S. Johnsen, S. Metlapally, M. J. Costello, B. Ramamurthy, P. V. Krishna, and D. Balasubramanian. “Mie Light Scattering Calculations for Multilamellar Bodies in Indian Age-Related Nuclear Cataracts.” Molecular Vision 14 (2008): 572–82.

Johnsen, Sönke. “Does new technology inspire new directions? Examples drawn from pelagic visual ecology.Integrative and Comparative Biology 47, no. 6 (December 2007): 799–807. Full Text

Sweeney, Alison M., Steven H. D. Haddock, and Sönke Johnsen. “Comparative visual acuity of coleoid cephalopods.Integrative and Comparative Biology 47, no. 6 (December 2007): 808–14. Full Text

Gagnon, Y. L., N. Shashar, E. J. Warrant, and S. J. Johnsen. “Light scattering by selected zooplankton from the Gulf of Aqaba.The Journal of Experimental Biology 210, no. Pt 21 (November 2007): 3728–35. Full Text

Martin, C. H., and S. Johnsen. “A field test of the Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata).” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61, no. 12 (October 1, 2007): 1897–1909. Full Text

Johnsen, Sönke, Erin Mattern, and Thorsten Ritz. “Light-dependent magnetoreception: quantum catches and opponency mechanisms of possible photosensitive molecules.The Journal of Experimental Biology 210, no. Pt 18 (September 2007): 3171–78. Full Text

Sweeney, Alison M., David L. Des Marais, Yih-En Andrew Ban, and Sönke Johnsen. “Evolution of graded refractive index in squid lenses.Journal of the Royal Society, Interface 4, no. 15 (August 2007): 685–98. Full Text