Our Lab Team 

Prof Justin
Marshall

Marshall Lab Head
JUSTIN is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the Queensland Brain Institute with affiliated professorships in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Biomedical Sciences. He leads the Sensory Neurobiology Group (Marshall Lab).
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Dr Karen
Cheney

Research Fellow
KAREN is a Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences and an affiliated member of QBI. She is our closest collaborator at UQ and works on fish and nudibranchs.

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Dr Alan
Goldizen

Lab Manager
ALAN is the Manager and Senior Research Assistant of the Marshall Group. We do whatever he says as he is invariably right and nice about it too!
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Post Doc 

Dr Wen-Sung
Chung

Post Doc
WEN-SUNG is interested in cephalopod diversity and their sensory ecology. His current research is continuing to describe and explain the new retinal design elements, and undertaking more behavioural observations on both shallow and deep-living species, large and small. He is co-author on a new book about Taiwanese cephalopods.
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Dr Fanny
de Busserolles

Post Doc
FANNY‘s main research interests lay in visual ecology, sensory systems, marine biology and deep-sea ecology /biology/diversity. She is particularly fascinated by the deep-sea environment and how its inhabitants have adapted to see in dim light conditions and for viewing bioluminescence.
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Dr Sara Mae
Stieb

Post Doc
SARA‘s research focus lies in animal communication and sensory processing. In particular, she is interested in vision in both vertebrates and invertebrates and how animals perceive their environment, how evolutionary forces shape sensory systems, and how flexible visual systems cope with varying visual needs.
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Dr Hanne
Thoen

Post Doc
HANNE is is one of the leaders in mantis shrimps research and as well as training the animals in colour vision is interested in how the message from the outside world is decoded on the way to the brain.
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Dr Miriam
Henze

Post Doc
MIRIAM is a new member of the stomatopod team and joins us from close collaborators and friends Almut Kelber, Dan Nilsson and Eric Warrant in Lund, Sweden. She is recording from neurons in the stomatopod visual tract, trying to understand how they decode 20 channels of information with a relatively small brain.
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Dr Fabio
Cortesi

Post Doc
FABIO is a fish fanatic. He is leading the charge into two areas; visual ecology and evolution of colour vision in reef fish. He uses cutting edge transcriptomics and hand nets and buckets in his work.
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Dr Yakir
Gagnon

Adjunct Post Doc
YAKIR  works on answering the questions that originate from visual science and sensory ecology. He is interested in optics, color vision, navigation, and camouflage. He has a passion for combining interdisciplinary fields of science because it most often produces very fascinating and otherwise unattainable results. He recently moved to Sweden but still works with the lab on a number of projects.
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Dr Genevieve
Phillips

Post Doc RA
GENEVIEVE is a recently qualified PhD from the Marshall lab (well done Dr. Phillips) under the supervision of Prof. Justin Marshall and Dr Karen Cheney. The title of her project was “How did the coral trout get its spots? The function of coral reef fish colour and patterns in predator-prey interactions” The project blossomed to be much more than that and is well worth reading about – soon.

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PhD Students 

Rachel
Templin

PhD Student
RACHEL is coming to the end of a PhD on stomatopod vision. She has been focusing on circular polarisation vision and its purpose in different species.
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Martin
Luehrmann

PhD Student
MARTIN is a great fish trainer and has moved from sharks to apogonids (cardinalfish). He is working on the visual ecology of these sometimes nocturnal reef species. He understands their colour vision better than anyone else alive!
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Naomi
Green

PhD Student
NAOMI a PhD student under the supervision of Karen Cheney, Justin Marshall and Katrina McGuigan is investigating fish colour vision and predator psychology. Her primary fish model is the triggerfish and she is getting them to do colour vision tests.                                                                                                                        
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Alejandra
López-Galán

PhD Student
ALEJANDRA has just joined us from Mexico. She is fascinated by cephalopods and is looking at how their polarisation vision and signalling system might be used for sex and survival.
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Gabriella
Scatà

PhD Student
GABRIELLA loves squid and is hoping to understand their language out in the field. How do squid talk to each other and what makes them the best invertebrate predator on the planet?
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Cedric
van den Berg

PhD Student
 CEDRIC is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Simon Bloomberg, Prof John Endler, Prof Justin Marshall and Dr Karen Cheney. He is looking at the function of colour patterns in a number of animal systems including nudibranchs and fish.                                                                                                                          
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Lab Help 

Will
Feeney

Lab Associate
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Elisa
Pietzker

Lab Intern
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Niklas
Simon

Lab Intern
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Holly
Urquhart

Volunteer
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Jolly
Yang

Volunteer
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Other Staff 

 

Dr Kyra
Hay

Project Manager
KYRA has had multiple roles within the lab and is currently part of the CoralWatch team as a manager. She is a wonderful person to work with.

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Diana
Kleine

CoralWatch Manager
DIANA  is the CoralWatch Project Manager (Education) and the co-author and designer of the book “Coral Reefs and Climate Change”. She is a superb graphic artist.
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Dr Monique
Grol

Project Manager
MONIQUE has just joined the CoralWatch team as manager and coordinator. She is amazingly well organised, quite Dutch but still very nice.

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Dr
Krisantini

Translator/Indonesian Consultant
DR KRISANTINI is our invaluable contact, friend and collaborator in Indonesia and here at UQ. She has helped roll out CoralWatch in Indonesia and set up workshops and both university and government visits to that beautiful country.

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Collaborators 

Marshall Lab Alumni 

  • Hing Ang
  • Mathilde Bue
  • Cassie Bryant
  • Trent Brooks-Richards
  • Dr Conner Champ
  • Dr Tsyr-Huei Chiou
  • Dr Angela Dean
  • Dr Andy Dunstan
  • Dr Adrian Flynn
  • Dr Kerstin Fritsches
  • Dr Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido
  • Kylie Grieg
  • Fran Hausmann
  • Dr Martin How
  • Dr Sonja Kleinlogel
  • Ian Leiper
  • Dr Tom Lisney
  • Dave Logan
  • Dr Lydia Mathger
  • Eva McClure
  • Kylie McPherson
  • Dr Sara Ostlund-Nilsson
  • Mickey Pascoe
  • Dr Meri Peach
  • Jim Peereboom
  • Dr Vincenzo Pignatelli
  • Elise Roberts
  • Dr Qamar Schuyler
  • Dr Ulirike Siebeck
  • Dr Charlotta Skogh
  • Shanee Stopnitzky
  • Dr Chris Talbot
  • Melitta Tanzer
  • Dr Misha Vorobyev
  • Dr Samantha Waller