I am a biologist conducting research at the interface of evolution, molecular biology, neuroscience, sociobiology, and behavior.
I am currently a post-doc in the Keller Lab at the University of Lausanne, where I study neurogenetics and neurodevelopment in the insect olfactory system. Essentially I'm working to discover how novel neural circuits evolve, a key question for our understanding of brain and behavioral evolution. Previously I worked on the neurogenetics of communication in ants in order to elucidate the biological foundations for social coordination. If you're interested, feel free to read more about my research.
I am also engaged in teaching and science education , and do a considerable amount of programming and bioinformatics. I have experience in GIS and cartography as well. For fun I rock climb, backpack, and explore natural history around the world.