Ilapreet Toor

Ilapreet Toor

PhD Student Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Hi, my name is Ilapreet and I am doing my PhD with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. I've had an admiration for animals from a very young age, and a fascination for how animals reside and survive in their habitats. This passion has translated into my research where I am studying the naked mole rat social system. I am interested in learning how naked mole rats end up in their respective castes, and how much flexibility exists within the colony to change their caste. I plan to achieve this through behavioural and cellular studies. 


Faykoo-Martinez M, Toor I, Holmes MM. 2017. Solving the neurogenesis puzzle: looking for pieces outside the traditional box. Front Neurosci 11: 505. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00505 

Toor I, Clement D, Carlson EN, Holmes MM. 2015. Olfaction and social cognition in eusocial naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber). Animal Behaviour, 107: 175-181. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.06.015.