Research Team

Ajay Narendra

Group Leader, Senior Lecturer, MRes Y2 Director

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.

Email: ajay.narendra AT

Bhavana Penmetcha, PhD student

Anatomy and physiology of the simple eye, the ocelli, in ants and bees.

Marcel Sayre, PhD student

Neuroarchitecture of the central complex in ants and bees in context of visual navigation.

Casey Forster, PhD student

Interaction between behaviour, microbiota & pesticide in honeybees and native bees.

Recent Visitors

  • Prof Christian Peeters
  • A/Prof Marc Seid


Vaishnavi Sathyakumar, MRes 2022; Zachary Sheehan, Research Assistant 2020; Yuri Ogawa, Postdoctoral Fellow 2019; Frances J Kamhi, Postdoctoral Fellow 2019; Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD 2019; Fiorella Ramirez-Esquivel, PhD 2018; Duncan Jaroslow, MRes 2018; Zachary Sheehan, MRes 2017; Alex Swaja, RA 2017.