I am a geneticist and evolutionary biologist investigating how insects respond to changes in their environment. I use genetics and genomics to study genes involved in resistance to chemical insecticides, and to investigate the impact of viral diseases on beneficial insects like honey bees. I use laboratory and bioinformatics techniques including next generation sequencing, metagenomics, and controlled lab experiments with insects along with field collections, to understand the molecular basis of evolution.

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Awards and Honours

  • Science and Innovation Awards: Can we immunise honeybees against virulent viruses? Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Rural Industries Research and Development corporation category and overall Minister’s Prize
  • Australian Awards Endeavour Fellowship: Generating honeybees that are resistant to viruses. Department of Education and Training – 6 month fellowship conducted at the University of Otago, Dunedin NZ