The Ayali Lab:

Lab Members (Present and Past)

 

Lab Manager:   Dr. Moshe Guershon

 

 

Post Doctoral Fellows:
 

Pratibha Yadav, 2018-present

Collective-motion-related sensory processing and integration

 

Daniel Knebel, 2018-present

Mechanisms and control of locust collective motion

Omer Lavi, 2019-2020

The locust microbiome and its transgenerational transfer

Einat Fuchs. 2009-2016

Neural control of cockroach locomotion

(Co-advisor Prof. Philip Holmes, Princeton University, NJ, USA)

(Currently at Uni. Konstanz, Germany)

 

Corinna Bazelet, 2011-2013

Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Desert Locust Swarm Flight Duration

Yael Zilberstein, 2005-2006

The role of the frontal ganglion in locust feeding and moulting related behaviours.

(Currently at the Sackler Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (SCMIC), Tel Aviv University )

 

Netta Cohen, 2002-2003 

Complex synchronization in a central pattern generating neural network. (Co-advisor Prof. Lewi Stone, Zoology Dept, Tel Aviv University) 

Current address: School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/netta/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Students:
 

Avi Amir, 2020-present

Biology and physiology of mole crickets

Netta Shvil, 2020-present

Bio-hybrid robotic device for olfaction processing (Co-advisor Dr. B. Maoz)

 

Itay Bleichman, 2019-present

Processing of swarm-related visual stimuli in locust

 

Inga Petelsky, (University of konstanz, Germany), 2018-present

Multi modal sensory integration in insect (Co-advisor Dr. E. Couzin)

 

Keren Levy, 2017-present

The effects of artificial light at night on insect physiology and behavior (Co-advisor Prof. A. Barnea)

 

Omer Lavi, 2016-2020

The locust microbiome and its transgenerational transfer. (Co-advisor Prof. U. Gophna, Dr. E. Gefen)

 

Daniel Knebel, 2013-2017

The role of hige neural centers in the control of locust locomotion

Stav Talal, 2013-2017

Discontinuous gas exchange in locusts

 

Tzachy David, 2012-2020

The control of cockroach locomotion: Six legged gates

 

Yaara Saad, 2010-2015

A fly neural network in culture preparation for the study of neurodegenerative diseases

 

David Rand, 2006-2012

Circuit interaction in the control of frontal ganglion-generated gut rhythmic patterns in the locust. 


Sarit Anava, 2006-2012

The role and development of gap junctions and innexin proteins in locust neural circuits.

 

Einat Fuchs, 2003-2008 

Mathematical and theoretical aspects of neural network development

(Co-advisor Prof. E. Ben Jacob)

(Currently at Uni. Konstanz, Germany)

 

Orit Shefi, 1999-2004

Self-organization of two-dimensional insect neural networks.

(Co-advisor Prof. E. Ben Jacob)

(Currently at Bar Ilan university, Israel)

 

Yael Zilberstein, 2000-2005

The role of the frontal ganglion in locust feeding and moulting related behaviours.

(Currently at the Sackler Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (SCMIC), Tel Aviv University )
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.Sc. Students:

 

Einat Shay, 2020-present

Locust collective behavior as a model for understanding protests in urban environments

Ciona Shaked, 2018-2020

The development of locust collective behavior

 

Idan Fishel, 2018-2020

Locust ear-inspired technology and (Co-advisors Prof. Yossi Yovel, Dr. Ben Maoz)

 

Yoav Wegrzyn, 2017-2019

Tight coupling of human walking and a four-legged walking-device inspired by six-legged insect locomotion

(Co-advisor Prof. Amir Shapiro, Ben Gurion University)

Or Gerber, 2016-2018

Dynamics of air stabilization in the locust

(Co-advisor Dr. Gal Ribak)

 

Gil Segal, 2014-1016

Learning the behavior of an individual locust in a swarm by using Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS)

(Co-advisor Dr. Ami Moshaiov)

 

Guy Amichay, 2013-2015

Dynamics and interactions in a locust swarm

 

Yiftach Golov, 2013-2016

Locust sexual behavior and phase polyphenism (Co-advisor Prof. A. Harari)

 

Omer Gvirsman, 2013-2016

Trajectory control in locust jumps

(Co-advisor Dr. Gabor Kosa)

 

Omer Gal, 2012-2014

Sensory control of cockroach locomotion

 

Yotam Ophir, 2011-2013

Dynamics and interactions in a locust swarm

 

Maria Gabriela Pszolla (University of Konstanz, Germany), 2011-2012

Sensory modulation of locust stomatogastric networks

 

Tzachy David, 2010-2012

Six-legged locomotion: the control of cockroach gait

 

Yevgenia Rozenblum, 2010-2012

The role of learning and memory in locust phase polymorphism

 

Mai Anabosi, 2009-2011

Cultured neuronal networks of Drosophila neurons

 

Ronit Kornfein, 2009-2011

The locust NPF and its role in phase polymorphism

 

Anat Cattan, 2009-2011

Effects of neurogenesis marker interactions on recruitment of new neurons in the forebrain of adult songbirds.

(Co-advisor Prof. A. Barnea, Open University, Tel Aviv)

 

Noa Geva, 2006- 2009

The neuroethological basis of locust phase polymorphism

 

Sarit Anava, 2005-2006

Development of innexins expression in locust neural circuits in-vivo and in-vitro.

 

David Rand, 2005-2006

Neuromodulation and circuit interaction in the control of frontal ganglion-generated gut rhythmic patterns in the locust. 

 

Uri Moran, 2002-2005

Do consecutive social changes affect new neuronal recruitment in the
brain of adult zebra finch (Taeniopygia gutatta)?

(Co-advisor Prof. A. Barnea, Open University, Tel Aviv)

 

Liat Hershtik, 2002-2004

Circadian rhythm and activity pattern related characteristics of locust density dependent phase polymorphism. 

 

Amit Sade, 2002-2004

Flight related characteristics of locust density dependent phase polymorphism.

Ariel Gueijman, 2002-2004

The locust frontal ganglion: a central pattern generator network controlling foregut rhythmic motor patterns. 

 

Ari Robinson, 2001-2003 

The interaction between morphological development and electrical activity during the self-organization of two-dimensional insect neural networks 

 

Shay Barkan, 2000-2003

Effects of parental care and experience on recruitment of new neurons in the forebrain of adult songbirds.

(Co-advisor Dr. A. Barnea, Open University, Tel Aviv)


Einat Fuchs, 2000-2002

Neural correlates to locust flight-related density dependent phase characteristics 

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