I specialise in neurobiology research with a current focus on how symbiotic microorganisms influence host behaviour by molecular modulation. I have a strong background using invertebrate models but am also skilled in mammalian systems, and keenly interested in working on mammalian-symbiont interactions. My primary behavioural interests include sleep, sexuality, reproduction, aggression, and attention. Furthermore, I am also skilled in many advanced techniques to determine how behaviour is altered on a cellular and molecular level.
During my PhD candidature, I have received various awards and grants for my work and presentations. I have presented at multiple conferences and symposiums, and helped organised two international conferences. I have published 2 peer reviewed papers and am on track to have an additional 3 submitted by the end of my candidature.