Professor Andrew Barron
Andrew Barron is a professor of Neuroscience at Macquarie University. Andrew completed his PhD in Zoology at The University of Cambridge in 1999. He has studied the honey bee ever since. In his career he has studied honey bee genetics with Professor Ben Oldroyd, honey bee neurobiology and sociobiology with Professor Gene Robinson, honey bee neurogenomics with Professor Ryszard Maleszka and honey bee behaviour with Professor Mandayam Srinivasan. His lab at Macquarie University studies honey bee neurobiology, specialising on understanding the incredible intelligence of bees and how such sophisticated social behaviour is possible with such a tiny brain. Half of his lab is devoted to the study of honey bee health and welfare to translate knowledge of honey bee sociobiology and neurobiology into better health outcomes for honey bees.