Doctoral Student at the
Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU
I am a BBSRC-funded D.Phil. student on the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP at the University of Oxford. As an undergraduate I studied the effects of a class of pesticides, called neonicotinoids, on honeybees and bumblebees. Neonicotinoids are insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists, and having extensivley researched the molecular mode of action and subsequent neural and behavioural effects, I became interested in the fundamental workings of neural systems. In addition to my interests in neurobiology, molecular biology and genomics are also areas of biology that interest me. Outside of my research interests, I enjoy natural history and baking.