Professor Mandyam Srinivasan
Head of Visual Neuroscience

Queensland Brain Institute

Tel: +61 7 3346 6322
Web: www.qbi.uq.edu.au

Professor Mandyam Srinivasan moved to the University of Queensland in January 2007 to take up a Professorship in Visual Neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute. In August 2007, he was awarded the Queensland Smart State Premier’s Fellowship. Before coming to UQ, Professor Srinivasan headed a 20-strong team at the Australian National University where – for more than two decades – his laboratory produced some 180 publications, including 21 in high-impact journal articles in publications such as Nature, Science, PNAS, PLOS Biology and Current Biology.

By studying the behaviour of small animals, such as insects, Professor Srinivasan and his colleagues have demonstrated that many relatively simple nervous systems nevertheless display a rich behavioural repertoire. The Srinivasan laboratory seeks to elucidate principles of flight control and navigation, and to explore the limits of the ‘cognitive’ capacities of small brains.