Ajay Narendra, Group Leader

Ajay is interested in understanding how insects navigate in their natural habitats. He is also interested in the sensory structures and neural machinery they have evolved to memorise, integrate and recall information. 

Homepage; Flickr; E: ajay.narendra AT

Research Group

Yuri Ogawa, Postdoctoral Fellow

Yuri is a Postdoctoral Fellow. She is interested in the physiological basis for animal vision and in the evolution of vision for occupying specific habitats.

E: yuriogawa.kato AT

J Frances Kamhi, Postdoctoral Fellow

Franne is a Postdoctoral Fellow and studies the circuitry involved in visual navigation in bull ants. She is interested in neuromodulation and neuroanatomy in ants.

Homepage; E: franne.kamhi AT

Bhavana Penmetcha, Masters Student

Bhavana is a 2nd year Masters student. She is using pattern electro-retinography technique to measure the spatial resolution and contrast sensitivity of ocelli in day-active and night-active Myrmecia ants.

E: bhavana.penmetcha AT

Zachary Sheehan, Research Assistant

Zac recently completed his Masters degree with us where he analysed the differences in the brain neuropils of day and night-active Myrmecia ants. He is currently investigating caste and sex specific difference in brain structures in ants.

E: zachary.sheehan AT

Shwetha Sambasivam, Research Assistant

Shwetha is a Research assistant in our group. She is quantifying the variation of ocelli in ants.

E: shwetha.sambasivam AT

Recent Visitors

  • A/Prof Marc Seid


Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD 2019; Fiorella Ramirez-Esquivel, PhD 2018; Duncan Jaroslow, MRes 2018; Zachary Sheehan, MRes 2017; Alex Swaja, RA 2017.