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

Gagnon, Yakir L., Tracey T. Sutton, and Sönke Johnsen. “Visual acuity in pelagic fishes and mollusks.Vision Research 92 (November 2013): 1–9. Full Text

Costello, M Joseph, Lisa A. Brennan, Subharsee Basu, Daniel Chauss, Ashik Mohamed, Kurt O. Gilliland, Sönke Johnsen, Sue Menko, and Marc Kantorow. “Autophagy and mitophagy participate in ocular lens organelle degradation.Exp Eye Res 116 (November 2013): 141–50. Full Text

Tedore, Cynthia, and Sönke Johnsen. “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): 1744–56. Full Text

Nilsson, Dan-E, Eric J. Warrant, Sönke Johnsen, Roger T. Hanlon, and Nadav Shashar. “The giant eyes of giant squid are indeed unexpectedly large, but not if used for spotting sperm whales.Bmc Evolutionary Biology 13 (January 2013): 187. Full Text

Mohamed, Ashik, Kurt O. Gilliland, Sangeetha Metlapally, Sönke Johnsen, and M Joseph Costello. “Simple fixation and storage protocol for preserving the internal structure of intact human donor lenses and extracted human nuclear cataract specimens.Mol Vis 19 (2013): 2352–59.

Brandley, N. C., D. I. Speiser, and S. Johnsen. “Eavesdropping on visual secrets.” Evolutionary Ecology, 2013, 1–24.

Johnsen, Sönke, Tamara M. Frank, Steven H. D. Haddock, Edith A. Widder, and Charles G. Messing. “Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos: I. Bioluminescence at 500-1000 m depth in the Bahamian islands.The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. Pt 19 (October 2012): 3335–43. Full Text

Frank, Tamara M., Sönke Johnsen, and Thomas W. Cronin. “Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos: II. Vision in deep-sea crustaceans.The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. Pt 19 (October 2012): 3344–53. Full Text

Costello, M Joseph, Alain Burette, Mariko Weber, Sangeetha Metlapally, Kurt O. Gilliland, W Craig Fowler, Ashik Mohamed, and Sönke Johnsen. “Electron tomography of fiber cell cytoplasm and dense cores of multilamellar bodies from human age-related nuclear cataracts.Exp Eye Res 101 (August 2012): 72–81. Full Text

Baldwin, Jamie, and Sönke Johnsen. “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): 1184–91. Full Text