Amir Ayali

Curriculum Vitae and  List of Publications


 

 
Born:

1963; Haifa, Israel.

Education:

1990-1995,      Ph.D.; Zoology, c/o M.P. Pener, Laboratory of Insect Physiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Title of Doctoral Dissertation:
Adipokinetic hormone-related characteristics of locust density-dependent phase polymorphism.

1986-1989,      B.Sc.; Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (cum laude).

Academic and Professional experience:

1999-present,  Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences,  Tel-Aviv University; Full Professor.

2010-2014,  Department Chair, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences,  Tel-Aviv University; Full Professor.

2005-2007,      Visiting research associate professor, Institute for systems research, University of Maryland.

1995-1998,       Postdoctoral training, c/o R.M. Harris-Warrick, Section of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University.

1990-1995,       Teaching assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) at final stages of the molt

Funding

1999 - 2000                      The Israel National Science foundation.

1999 - 2001                      Ministry of immigrant absorption.

1999 - 2001                      The Tel-Aviv University Internal Research Fund.

1999 - 2002                      BSF, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation.

2000 - 2001                      The Ella Kodesh institute for physics and engineering.

2000 - 2001                      The Adams Super Center for Brain Studies.

2000 - 2003                      The Lion Foundation.

2002 - 2003                      The Tel-Aviv University Internal Research Fund. 

2002 - 2004                      The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel.

2002 - 2006                      The Israel National Science foundation (FIRST).

2003 - 2005                      The Adams Super Center for Brain Studies.

2004 - 2006                      The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel.

2007 - 2008                      The Tel-Aviv University Internal Research Fund.

2009 - 2010                      The Lion Foundation.


2009 - 2010                      The Adams Super Center for Brain Studies.


2010 - 2011                      MAFAT

2010 - 2011                      The Institute for Future Defense Technologies Research at the Technion

2012 - 2016                      BSF, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation.

2012 - 2017                      The Israel National Science Foundation.

2013 - 2015                      Pearls of Wisdom Foundation.

2013 - 2016                      The Israel Ministry of Agriculture - Center of Excellence.

 





Serves as referre for (recent 5 years only):

                                    

Insect Science (Editorial board)  


Journal of Comparative Neurology

Journal of Insect Physiology  


Journal of Experimental Biology 


Journal of Neuroengineering


Biophysical Journal

Journal of Neuroscience Methods

BMC Biology

Turkish Journal of Zoology

Animal Behaviour

Journal of Molecular Histology

PloS One

PNAS    

Journal of Neurophysiology 

Journal of Insect Behavior

Locust neurons cultured on top of a MEA chip

   

 

 

  List of Publications (follow links below)   

In press and under review

Recent 5 years

  Comprehensive list

More information, including publications and citations, can be found in my page on (click to follow links):

         

 

In press and Under review 

 

  Knebel D., Rillich J., Nadler L., Pfluger HJ, and Ayali A. (2017) The functional connectivity between the locust leg pattern generating networks and the subesophageal ganglion higher motor center. Under review

  Knebel D., Wörner L., Rillich J.,  Nadler L., Pfluger HJ, Ayali A. and Couzin-Fuchs E. The subesophageal ganglion modulates locust inter-leg sensory-motor interactions via contralateral pathways. Under review

 Golov Y., Harari A., Rillich J. and Ayali A., Precopulatory behavior and sexual conflict in the desert locust. Under review

  Ayali A., Guershon M. and Ariel G., How collective is locust collective swarming? Under review

 

Recent 5 years

  Beck A., Zaitsev V., Ben Hanan U., Kosa G., Ayali A. and Weiss A. (2017) Jump stabilization and landing control by wing-spreading of a locust inspired jumper. Bioinspir. Biomim. 12 066006. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-3190/aa8ceb 

  Cullen D.A., Cease A.J., Latchininsky A.V., Ayali A., et al. (2017). From Molecules to Management: Mechanisms and Consequences of Locust Phase Polyphenism. Adv. Insect Physiol. 53:167 -285. (Abstract)

  Knebel D., Ayali A., Pflger HJ, and Rillich J. (2017) Rigidity and flexibility: The central basis of inter-leg coordination in the locust. Front. Neural Circuits 10:112; doi: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00112

  Talal S., Ayali A, and Gefen E.  (2016) An experimental evolution study confirms that discontinuous gas exchange does not contribute to body water conservation in locusts. Biol. Lett. 12: p. 20160807-20160807 (abstract)

  Amichay G., Ariel G. and Ayali A. (2016) The effects of changing topography on the coordinated marching of locust nymphs.  PeerJ 4:e2742; DOI10.7717/peerj.2742

  Segal G., Moshaiov A., Amichay G. and Ayali A. (2016) Neuro-fuzzy learning of locust's marching in a swarm. IEEE Xplore, 2016 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016, pp. 1208-1215. doi: 10.1109/IJCNN.2016.7727335

  Gvirsman O., Kosa G., and Ayali A. (2016) Dynamics and stability of directional jumps in the desert locust. PeerJ 4:e2481

  David I., Holmes P., and Ayali A. (2016) Endogenous rhythm and pattern generating circuit interactions in cockroach motor centres. Biol. Open, 5:1229-1240  doi:10.1242/bio.018705

  Talal S., Ayali A, and Gefen E.  (2015) Discontinuous-gas-exchange-cycle characteristics are differentially affected by hydration state and energy metabolism in gregarious and solitarious desert locusts. J. Exp. Biol. 218: 3807-3815 (Abstract)

  Ariel G. and Ayali A. (2015) Locust collective motion and its modeling. PLoS Comput Biol 11(12): e1004522. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004522

  Zaitsev V., Gvirsman O., Ben Hanan U., Weiss A., Ayali A. and Kosa G. (2015) A locust-inspired miniature jumping robot. Bioinspir. Biomim. 10: 066012  doi:10.1088/1748-3190/10/6/066012

  Ayali A., Borgmann A., Bschges A., Couzin-Fuchs E., Daun-Gruhn S, and Holmes P. (2015) The comparative investigation of the stick insect and cockroach models in the study of insect locomotion. Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 12:1–10 (Abstract)

  Huang S-P., Talal S., Ayali A, and Gefen E. (2015) The effect of discontinuous gas exchange on respiratory water loss in grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) varies across an aridity gradient . J. Exp. Biol. 218: 2510-2517 (Abstract)  See also: DGC not necessarily saving water Inside JEB

  Couzin-Fuchs E., Gal O., Holmes P. and Ayali A. (2015) Differential control of temporal and spatial aspects of cockroach leg coordination. J. Insect Physiol. 79: 96-104 (Abstract)

 Ayali A., Couzin-Fuchs E., David I., Gal O., Holmes P. and Knebel D. (2015) Sensory feedback in cockroach locomotion: current knowledge and open questions. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 201(9): 841-850 (Abstract)

  Couzin-Fuchs E., Kiemel T., Gal O., Ayali A. and Holmes P. (2015) Intersegmental coupling and recovery from perturbations in freely-running cockroaches. J. Exp. Biol. 218:285-297  (Abstract)

  de Santos-Sierra D., Sendiña-Nadal I., Leyva I., Almendral J.A., Ayali A., Anava S., Sánchez-Ávila C., Boccaletti S. (2015) Graph-based unsupervised segmentation algorithm for cultured neuronal networks' structure characterization and modeling. Cytometry. doi: 10.1002/cyto.a.22591.

  Cattan A., Ayali A. and Barnea A. (2015) The cell birth marker BrdU does not affect recruitment of subsequent cell divisions in the adult avian brain. BioMed Res. Intern.  2015: 126078. doi:10.1155/2015/126078

  Saad Y., Segal D. and Ayali A. (2015) Enhanced neurite outgrowth and branching precede increased amyloid-beta-induced neuronal apoptosis in an in-vitro Alzheimer's model. J. Alz. Dis. 43:993-1006 (Abstract)

 Ariel G., Ophir Y., Levi S., Ben-Jacob E. and Ayali A. (2014) Individuals’ intermittent motion is instrumental to the formation and maintenance of swarms of marching locust nymphs. PLoS One 9(7): e101636.

  de Santos-Sierra D., Sendiña-Nadal I., Leyva I., Almendral J.A., Anava S., Ayali A., Papo D., Boccaletti S. (2014) Emergence of small-world anatomical networks in self-organizing clustered neuronal cultures. PLoS One 9(1): e85828

 Gueijman A., Ayali A., Ram Y., and Hadany L. (2013) Dispersing away from bad genotypes: The evolution of Fitness-Associated Dispersal (FAD) in homogeneous environments. BMC Evol. Biol. 13:125 (Abstract).

  Anava S., Saad Y. and Ayali A. (2013) The role of gap junction proteins in the development of neural network functional topology. Insect Mol. Biol. 22:457-472 (Abstract).

  Ben-Nun A., Guershon M. and Ayali A.  (2013) Self-body-size perception in an insect. Naturwissenschaften 100: 479-484 (Abstract).

  Berman T.S., Ayali A., and Gefen, E.  (2013) Neural Control of Gas Exchange Patterns in Insects: Locust Density-Dependent Phases as a Test Case.  PLoS One, 8(3):e59967 (Abstract).

  Guershon M., Ayali A. (2012) Innate phase behavior in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.  Insect Sci., 19: 649-656 (Abstract).

  Orki O., Ayali A., Shai O. and Ben-Hanan U.  (2012) A Caterpillar locomotion model based on Assur Tensegrity Structures. Bioinspir. Biomim., 7(4): 046006 (Abstract)

  Saad Y., Anabusi M., Anava S., Nadav G., Yerushalmi Y. and Ayali A. (2012) Fly neurons in culture: a model for neural development and pathology.  J. Mol. Histol., 43, 421-430 (Abstract)

  Ayali A. (2012) Models of Invertebrate Neurons in Culture. J. Mol. Histol., 43, 379-381 (Abstract)

  Guershon M., Ayali A., Golenser E. and Pener M.P. (2012) A juvenile hormone analogue enhances homosexual behaviour in female-deprived males of the migratory locust. Physiol. Entomol., 37:291-294 (Abstract)

  Rand D. Knebel D. and Ayali A.  (2012) Octopamine neuromodulation in the locust stomatogastric nervous system.  Front. Invert. Physiol., 3:288 (Abstract)

  Kosa, G., Ayali, A., and  Ben Hanan, U. (2012) Design of a bio-mimetic jumping robot. In Electrical & Electronics Engineers in Israel (IEEEI), 2012 IEEE 27th Convention of (pp. 1-3). IEEE.

  Ribak G., Rand D., Weihs D. and Ayali A. (2012) Evasive steering in flying locusts as evoked by looming objects. J. Comp Physiol A., 198:541-555 (Abstract)

  Fuchs E., Holmes P. David T. and Ayali A.(2012) Proprioceptive feedback reinforces centrally-generated stepping patterns in the cockroach. J. Exp. Biol., 215:1884-1891 (Abstract)


Comprehensive list
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  Ayali, A. and Pener, M.P. (1992) Density-dependent phase polymorphism affects response to adipokinetic hormone in Locusta. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 101A: 549-552.

  Pener, M.P. Ayali, A. and Ben-Ami, E. (1992) Juvenile hormone is not a major factor in locust phase changes. In: Insect Juvenile Hormone Research. (Eds. Mauchamp, B. Couillaud, F. and Baehr, J.C.), pp.125-134. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris.

  Ayali, A. Golenser, E. and Pener, M.P. (1994) Differences in response to adipokinetic hormones between gregarious and solitary locusts. In: Insect Neurochemistry and Neurophysiology 1993. , (Eds. Borkovec, A.B. and Loeb, M.J.), pp. 177-180. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

  Ayali, A. and Pener, M.P. (1995) The relations of adipokinetic response and body lipid content in locusts, with special reference to phase polymorphism. J. Insect Physiol. 41: 85-89. (Abstract)

  Ayali, A. Golenser, E. and Pener, M.P. (1996) Flight fuel related differences between solitary and gregarious locusts (Locusta migratoria migratorioides). Physiol. Entomol. 21: 1-6. (Abstract)

  Ayali, A. Pener, M.P. and Girardie, J. (1996) A comparative study of neuropeptides from the corpora cardiaca of solitary and gregarious Locusta. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 31: 439-450. (Abstract)

  Ayali, A. Pener, M.P. Sowa, S.M. and Keeley, L.L. (1996) Adipokinetic hormone content of the corpora cardiaca in gregarious and solitary migratory locusts. Physiol. Entomol. 21: 167-172.  (Abstract)

  Pener, M.P. Ayali, A. and Golenser, E. (1997) Adipokinetic hormone and flight fuel related characteristics of density-dependent locust phase polymorphism; a review. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 117B: 513-524. (Abstract)

  Pener, M.P. Ayali, A. Kelmer, G. Bennettova, B. Nemec, V. Rejzek, M. and Wimmer, Z. (1997) Comparative testing of several juvenile hormone analogues in two species of locusts, Locusta migratoria and Schistocerca gregaria. Pest. Sci. 51: 443-449.

Harris-Warrick, R.M. Ayali, A. Baro, D.J. Johnson, B.R. Kim, M. Kloppenburg, P. Peck, J.H. and Tierney, A.J. (1998) Potassium channels, amines and the control of a small neural network. In: New Neuroethology on the Move: Proceedings of the 26th Gottingen Neurobiology Conference (Ed. Elsner, N.), pp. 87-104. Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart.

  Ayali, A. Johnson, B.R. and Harris-Warrick, R.M. (1998). Dopamine modulates graded and spike evoked synaptic inhibition independently at single synapses in the pyloric network of the lobster. J. Neurophysiol. 79: 2063-2069. (Abstract)

  Harris-Warrick, R.M., R.M. Johnson, B.R. Peck, J.H. Kloppenburg, P. Ayali, A. and Skarbinski, J. (1998) Distributed effects of dopamine modulation in the crustacean pyloric network. Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 860: 155-167.

  Ayali, A. and Harris-Warrick, R.M. (1998) Interaction of dopamine and cardiac sac modulatory inputs on the pyloric network in the lobster stomatogastric ganglion. Brain res. 794:155-161. (Abstract)

  Ayali, A. and Harris-Warrick, R.M. (1999) Monoamine control of the pacemaker kernel and cycle frequency in the lobster pyloric network. J. Neurosci. 19: 6712-6722. (Abstract)

  Baro, D.J. Ayali, A. French, L. Scholtz, N,L. Labenia, J. Lanning, C.C. Graubard, K. and Harris-Warrick, R.M. (2000) Molecular underpinning of motor pattern generator: Differential targeing of shal and shaker in the pyloric motor system. J. Neurosci. 20: 6619-6630. (Abstract)

  Ayali, A. Shefi, O. and Ben-Jacob, E. (2002) Self-organization of two-dimensional insect neural networks. In: Experimental Chaos 2001.  (Eds. Boccaletti, S. Gluckmam, B. J. Kurths, J. Pecora, L. M. and Spano, M. L.). pp 465-475. American Institute of Physics, Melville, New York.

  Shefi, O. Ben-Jacob, E. and Ayali, A. (2002) Growth morphology of two-dimensional insect neural networks. . Neurocomp.  44-46: 635-643. (Abstract) also in: Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research 2003. Elsevier Science.

Ayali, A. Zilberstein, Y. and Cohen, N. (2002) The locust frontal ganglion: a central pattern generator network controlling foregut rhythmic motor patterns. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 2825-2832. (Abstract)

  Zilberstein, Y. and Ayali, A. (2002) The role of the frontal ganglion in locust feeding and moulting related behaviours. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 2833-2841. (Abstract)

  Shefi, O. Golding, I. Segev, R. Ben-Jacob, E. and Ayali, A. (2002) Morphological characterization of in vitro neuronal networks. Physical Review E 66: 021905. (Abstract) also in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research  4(4).

  Fuchs E., Kutsch W. and Ayali A. (2003) Neural correlates to flight-related density dependent phase polymorphism in locusts. J. Neurobiolo. 57: 152-162. (Abstract)

  Shefi O., Harel A., Ben Jacob E. and Ayali A. (2004) Biophysical constrains on neuronal branching.  Neurocomp. 58-60C: 487-495. (Abstract) also in: Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research 2004. Elsevier Science.

  Ayali A. (2004) The insect frontal ganglion and stomatogastric pattern generator networks. NeuroSignals. 1-2: 20-36. Invited Review. (Abstract)

  Zilberstein Y., Fuchs E., Hershtik, L. and Ayali A. (2004) Neuromodulation for behavior in the locust frontal ganglion. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 190: 301-309. (Abstract)

  Ayali A. and and Zilberstein Y. (2004) The locust frontal ganglion: a multi-tasked central pattern generator. Acta Biol. Hung. 55(1-4): 129-135. (Abstract)

  Ayali A., Fuchs E. and Kutsch W. (2004) Neurophysiological studies of flight-related density-dependent phase characteristics in locusts. Acta Biol. Hung. 55(1-4): 137-141. (Abstract)

  Ayali A., Fuchs E., Zilberstein Y., Robinson A., Shefi O., Hulata E. , Baruchi I., and Ben-Jacob E. (2004)  Contextual regularity and complexity of neuronal activity: from stand-alone cultures to task-performing animals.  Complexity.  9(6): 25-32. (Abstract)

  Shefi O., Golobovitz S., Ben Jacob E. and Ayali A.  (2005) A two-phase growth strategy in cultured neuronal networks as reflected by the distribution of neurite branching angles.  J. Neurobiol. 62(3): 361-368. (Abstract).

  Fuchs E., Hulata E., Ben Jacob E. and Ayali A.  (2006) Adult, gender-specific behavior characterized by elevated neuronal functional complexity. NeuroReport 17: 1153-1158. (Abstract).

  Zilberstein Y., Ewer J. and Ayali A. (2006) Neuromodulation of the locust frontal ganglion during the moult - A novel role for insect ecdysis peptides. J. Exp. Biol, 209: 2911-2919. (Abstract).

  Gelmam S., Ayali A., Tytell E.D. and Cohen A.H. (2007) Larval lampreys possess a functional lateral line system. J. Comp. Physiol. A.  193: 271-277. (Abstract)

 Barkan S., Ayali A., Nottebohm F. and Barnea A. (2007) Neuronal recruitment in adult Zebra finch brain during a reproductive cycle. Dev. Neurobiol. 67: 687 - 701 (Abstract)

 

  Ayali A., Fuchs E., Hulata E.and  Ben Jacob E. (2007) The function of inter segmental connections in determining temporal characteristics of the spinal cord rhythmic output.  Neuroscience. 147: 236-246. (Abstract).

  Fuchs E., Ayali A., Robinson A., Hulata E. and    Ben Jacob E. (2007) Co-emergence of regularity and complexity during neural network development. Dev. Neurobiol. 67(13): 1802-1814. (Abstract).

  Rand D., Gueijman A., Zilberstein Y. and Ayali A. (2008) Interactions of suboesophageal ganglion and frontal ganglion motor patterns in the locust. J. Insect Physiol.   54(5): 854-860. (Abstract).

  Gelman S., Ayali A. Kiemel T., and Cohen A. H. (2008) Metamorphosis-related changes in the lateral line system of lampreys, Petromyzon marinus. J. Comp Physiol A.   194(11):945-56. (Abstract).

     Sorkin S., Greenbaum A., David-Pur M., Anava S., Ayali A., Ben Jacob E. and Hanein Y. (2009) Process entanglement as a neuronal anchorage mechanism.  Nanotechnology. 20 (1):015101. (Abstract).

  Anava S., Greenbaum A., Ben Jacob E., Hanein Y. and Ayali A. (2009) The regulative role of neurite mechanical tension in network development. Biophys. J. 96:1661-1670.(Abstract).

   Ayali A. (2009) The Role of the Arthropod Stomatogastric Nervous System in Moulting Behaviour and Ecdysis.  J. Exp. Biol. 212(Pt 4):453-9.  (Abstract).

   Anava S., Rand D., Zilberstein Y. and Ayali A.  (2009) Innexin genes and gap junction proteins in the locust frontal ganglion. Insect Biochem. Mol.  Biol . 39:224-233 (Abstract)

  Ayali A., Gelman S., Tytell E. D. and Cohen A. H.  (2009) Lateral line activity during undulatory body motions suggests a feedback link in closed-loop control of lamprey swimming. Can J. Zool.  87(8): 671-683 (Abstract).

  Greenbaum A., Anava S., Ayali A., Shein M., David-Pur M., Ben Jacob E. and Hanein Y.  (2009) One to one neuron-electrode interfacing. J. Neurosci. Meth. 182:219-224 (Abstract).

  Fuchs E., Ayali A., Ben Jacob E. and Boccaletti S. (2009) Formation of Synchronization Cliques During Development of Modular Neural Networks. Phys. Biol. 6:1-12 (Abstract)

  Geva N., Guershon M., Orlova M. and Ayali A.  (2010) Memoirs of a locust: Density-dependent behavioral change as a model for learning and memory. Neurobiol. Learn. Mem. 93:175-182 (Abstract).

  Ayali A.  (2010) The function of mechanical tension in neuronal and network development. Integr. Biol. 2:178-182. (Abstract). Integr. Biol Top 10 articles 2009-2011

  Lucas C., Kornfein R., Chatterjee-Chakraborty M., Schonfeld J., Geva N., Sokolowski M.B. and Ayali A.  (2010) The locust foraging gene. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 74:52-56. (Abstract)

  Ayali A. and Yerushalmi Y. (2010) Locust research in the age of model organisms . J. Insect Physiol. 56:831-833.  (Abstract)  (PDF)

  Ayali A. and Lange A. B. (2010) Rhythmic behaviour and pattern generating circuits in the locust: Key concepts and recent updates. J. Insect Physiol. 56:834-843. (Abstract)

  Rand D. and Ayali A. (2010) Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the locust hypocerebral ganglion. J. Insect Physiol. 56:884-892. (Abstract)

  Fuchs E., Holmes P. Kiemel T. and Ayali A. (2011) Intersegmental coordination of cockroach locomotion: adaptive control of centrally coupled pattern generator circuits. Front. Neural Circuits. 4: 125 (Abstract)

  Hanein Y., Tadmor O., Anava S. and Ayali A. (2011) Neuronal soma migration is determined by neurite  tension. Neuroscience. 172: 572-579  (Abstract)

 Selected by IBRO for Neuroscience cover image of the year 2011

  Fuchs E., Holmes P. David T. and Ayali A.(2012) Proprioceptive feedback reinforces centrally-generated stepping patterns in the cockroach. J. Exp. Biol., 215:1884-1891 (Abstract)

  Ribak G., Rand D., Weihs D. and Ayali A. (2012) Evasive steering in flying locusts as evoked by looming objects. J. Comp Physiol A., 198:541-555 (Abstract)

  Kosa, G., Ayali, A., and  Ben Hanan, U. (2012) Design of a bio-mimetic jumping robot. In Electrical & Electronics Engineers in Israel (IEEEI), 2012 IEEE 27th Convention of (pp. 1-3). IEEE.

  Rand D. Knebel D. and Ayali A.  (2012) Octopamine neuromodulation in the locust stomatogastric nervous system.  Front. Invert. Physiol., 3:288 (Abstract)

  Guershon M., Ayali A., Golenser E. and Pener M.P. (2012) A juvenile hormone analogue enhances homosexual behaviour in female-deprived males of the migratory locust. Physiol. Entomol., 37:291-294 (Abstract)

  Ayali A. (2012) Models of Invertebrate Neurons in Culture. J. Mol. Histol., 43, 379-381 (Abstract)

  Saad Y., Anabusi M., Anava S., Nadav G., Yerushalmi Y. and Ayali A. (2012) Fly neurons in culture: a model for neural development and pathology.  J. Mol. Histol., 43, 421-430 (Abstract)

  Orki O., Ayali A., Shai O. and Ben-Hanan U.  (2012) A Caterpillar locomotion model based on Assur Tensegrity Structures. Bioinspir. Biomim., 7(4): 046006 (Abstract)

  Guershon M., Ayali A. (2012) Innate phase behavior in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.  Insect Sci., 19: 649-656 (Abstract).

 

  Berman T.S., Ayali A., and Gefen, E.  (2013) Neural Control of Gas Exchange Patterns in Insects: Locust Density-Dependent Phases as a Test Case.  PLoS One, 8(3):e59967 (Abstract).

  Ben-Nun A., Guershon M. and Ayali A.  (2013) Self-body-size perception in an insect. Naturwissenschaften 100: 479-484 (Abstract).

  Anava S., Saad Y. and Ayali A. (2013) The role of gap junction proteins in the development of neural network functional topology. Insect Mol. Biol. 22:457-472 (Abstract).

 Gueijman A., Ayali A., Ram Y., and Hadany L. (2013) Dispersing away from bad genotypes: The evolution of Fitness-Associated Dispersal (FAD) in homogeneous environments. BMC Evol. Biol. 13:125 (Abstract).

  de Santos-Sierra D., Sendiña-Nadal I., Leyva I., Almendral J.A., Anava S., Ayali A., Papo D., Boccaletti S. (2014) Emergence of small-world anatomical networks in self-organizing clustered neuronal cultures. PLoS One 9(1): e85828

 Ariel G., Ophir Y., Levi S., Ben-Jacob E. and Ayali A. (2014) Individuals’ intermittent motion is instrumental to the formation and maintenance of swarms of marching locust nymphs. PLoS One 9(7): e101636.

  Saad Y., Segal D. and Ayali A. (2015) Enhanced neurite outgrowth and branching precede increased amyloid-beta-induced neuronal apoptosis in an in-vitro Alzheimer's model. J. Alz. Dis. 43:993-1006 (Abstract)

  Cattan A., Ayali A. and Barnea A. (2015) The cell birth marker BrdU does not affect recruitment of subsequent cell divisions in the adult avian brain. BioMed Res. Intern.  2015: 126078. doi:10.1155/2015/126078

  de Santos-Sierra D., Sendiña-Nadal I., Leyva I., Almendral J.A., Ayali A., Anava S., Sánchez-Ávila C., Boccaletti S. (2015) Graph-based unsupervised segmentation algorithm for cultured neuronal networks' structure characterization and modeling. Cytometry. doi: 10.1002/cyto.a.22591.

  Couzin-Fuchs E., Kiemel T., Gal O., Ayali A. and Holmes P. (2015) Intersegmental coupling and recovery from perturbations in freely-running cockroaches. J. Exp. Biol. 218:285-297  (Abstract)

 Ayali A., Couzin-Fuchs E., David I., Gal O., Holmes P. and Knebel D. (2015) Sensory feedback in cockroach locomotion: current knowledge and open questions. J. Comp. Physiol. A. (Abstract)

  Couzin-Fuchs E., Gal O., Holmes P. and Ayali A. Differential control of temporal and spatial aspects of cockroach leg coordination. J. Insect Physiol. 79: 96-104 (Abstract)

  Huang S-P., Talal S., Ayali A, and Gefen E. (2015) The effect of discontinuous gas exchange on respiratory water loss in grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) varies across an aridity gradient . J. Exp. Biol. 218: 2510-2517 (Abstract)  See also: DGC not necessarily saving water Inside JEB

  Ayali A., Borgmann A., Bschges A., Couzin-Fuchs E., Daun-Gruhn S, and Holmes P. (2015) The comparative investigation of the stick insect and cockroach models in the study of insect locomotion. Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 12:1–10 (Abstract)

  Zaitsev V., Gvirsman O., Ben Hanan U., Weiss A., Ayali A. and Kosa G. (2015) A locust-inspired miniature jumping robot. Bioinspir. Biomim. 10:  066012  doi:10.1088/1748-3190/10/6/066012

  Ariel G. and Ayali A. (2015) Locust collective motion and its modeling. PLoS Comput Biol 11(12): e1004522. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004522

  Talal S., Ayali A, and Gefen E. (2015) Discontinuous-gas-exchange-cycle characteristics are differentially affected by hydration state and energy metabolism in gregarious and solitarious desert locusts. J. Exp. Biol. 218: 3807-3815 (Abstract)

  David I., Holmes P., and Ayali A. (2016) Endogenous rhythm and pattern generating circuit interactions in cockroach motor centres. Biol. Open, 5:1229-1240  doi:10.1242/bio.018705

  Gvirsman O., Kosa G., and Ayali A. (2016) Dynamics and stability of directional jumps in the desert locust. PeerJ 4:e2481

  Segal G., Moshaiov A., Amichay G. and Ayali A. (2016) Neuro-fuzzy learning of locust's marching in a swarm. IEEE Xplore, 2016 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016, pp. 1208-1215. doi: 10.1109/IJCNN.2016.7727335

  Amichay G., Ariel G. and Ayali A. (2016) The effects of changing topography on the coordinated marching of locust nymphs.  PeerJ 4:e2742; DOI10.7717/peerj.2742

  Talal S., Ayali A, and Gefen E.  (2016) An experimental evolution study confirms that discontinuous gas exchange does not contribute to body water conservation in locusts. Biol. Lett. 12: p. 20160807-20160807 (abstract)

  Knebel D., Ayali A., Pflger HJ, and Rillich J. (2017) Rigidity and flexibility: The central basis of inter-leg coordination in the locust. Front. Neural Circuits 10:112; doi: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00112

  Cullen D.A., Cease A.J., Latchininsky A.V., Ayali A., et al. (2017). From Molecules to Management: Mechanisms and Consequences of Locust Phase Polyphenism. Adv. Insect Physiol. 53:167 -285. (Abstract)

  Beck A., Zaitsev V., Ben Hanan U., Kosa G., Ayali A. and Weiss A. (2017) Jump stabilization and landing control by wing-spreading of a locust inspired jumper. Bioinspir. Biomim. 12 066006. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-3190/aa8ceb 


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