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Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido

Associate Professor


Research Lab:

Curriculum Vitae Lab website
Honors and Awards 

  • 2016-2018 Councillor of the Society of Neuroethology 
  • 2013 Cozzarelli Prize (Biological Sciences section) awarded by PNAS editorial board for the most important publication in Biological Sciences in PNAS in 2012. 
  • 2011 Capranica Prize Awarded by the International Society for Neuroethology in recognition of outstanding achievement or future promise in the field of neuroethology. 
  • 2009 Young Scientist Award (1st Prize) by the Society of Experimental Biology. Annual meeting for the Society of Experimental Biology, Glasgow. 
  • 2006 Ph.D Scholarship. University of Sheffield.

Selected Publications

2017 Wardill T.J., Fabian S.T., Pettigrew A., Nordström K. Gonzalez-Bellido P.T. A Novel interception strategy in a miniature robber fly with extreme visual acuity. Curr Biol. 27, 854-859. 
2015 Wardill TJ, Knowles K, Barlow L, Tapia G, Nordström K, Olberg RM, Gonzalez-Bellido PT. The Killer Fly Hunger Games: Target Size and Speed Predict Decision to Pursuit. Brain Behav Evol. Sep 24;86(1):28-37. 
2013 Gonzalez-Bellido PT, Peng H, Yang J, Georgopoulos AP, Olberg RM. Eight pairs of descending visual neurons in the dragonfly give wing motor centers accurate population vector of prey direction. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110: 696-701.


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