Naomi E. Pierce

Naomi E. Pierce

Curator of Lepidoptera
Sidney A. and John H. Hessel Professor of Biology, Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows
(On Leave Fall 2022)
Naomi pierce

Prof. Pierce’s research focuses on the behavioral ecology of species interactions, particularly the coevolution between plants, pathogens and herbivores, and symbioses between ants and other organisms.  

Her laboratory integrates approaches from phylogenetics, ecology, behavior, genomics and comparative methods to investigate patterns of reciprocal adaptation and diversification exhibited by organisms that live in close association with each other.

Faculty Support: Margaret Starvish

Photograph by Isabella Kirkland

Contact Information

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Laboratory Building, Room 426
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2576