UPDATES ON MY ACADEMIC CAREER
NSERC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDED!
February 9, 2023
I was offered a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)! I can now fully pursue my research on host manipulation by hairworms at UBC.
MATTHEWS LAB WRITING RETREAT
February 3, 2023
I organised a group retreat in the Matthews Lab near Bridal Falls, British Columbia. We wrote a review paper together on the sensory mechanisms underpinning vector host manipulation by parasites. Our manuscript will be submitted to Trends in Parasitology for review.
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AT UBC
May 31, 2022
I officially accepted an offer at University of British Columbia for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Matthews Lab and Foster Lab. I will be working from the Department of Zoology, starting this June.
FIFTH AND LAST DOCTORAL PAPER PUBLISHED
May 12, 2022
Fifth and last paper published from my doctoral project! Here, I tested the movement patterns of terrestrial arthropods infected with hairworms and documented new definitive host records for New Zealand hairworms. Click here for more details.
FOURTH DOCTORAL PAPER PUBLISHED
January 24, 2022
Fourth paper published from my doctoral project! It is about the impact of hairworm cysts on the development of their aquatic hosts. Click here for more details.
THIRD DOCTORAL PAPER PUBLISHED
December 30, 2021
Third paper published from my doctoral project! Here, I quantified the distribution of hairworm cysts in aquatic stream communities of macroinvertebrates. Click here for more details.
DOCTORAL THESIS PUBLISHED
September 13, 2021
After having successfully defended my doctoral thesis, it is now published and available online! Click here to view it.
INTERVIEW FOR RADIO NEW ZEALAND
June 10, 2021
I was interviewed by Claire Concannon about my doctoral project for the long-standing radio show Our Changing World on Radio New Zealand. Listen to the interview here.
INTERVIEW FOR NATURE INDEX
January 11, 2021
I was interviewed by Gemma Conroy for a piece on scientific hype, in relation to my paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Click here to read the article.
SECOND DOCTORAL PAPER PUBLISHED
October 14, 2020
Second paper published from my doctoral project! It is a commentary on the sensationalism surrounding host manipulation and its potential impacts on our perception of the phenomenon. Click here for more details.
FIRST DOCTORAL PAPER PUBLISHED
October 11, 2019
First paper published from my doctoral project! It is about the hidden interactions between hairworms and their intermediate aquatic insect hosts. Click here for more details.
WON PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD AT THE THREE MINUTE THESIS GRAND FINAL!
August 1, 2019
WON BEST DOCTORAL PRESENTATION AT THE THREE MINUTE THESIS SCIENCES HEAT!
July 11, 2019
Gave a Three Minute Thesis talk on my doctoral project at the Division of Sciences heat for University of Otago and won! Next, I will compete at the university grand final against the other division winners.