As an undergraduate and post-graduate I had many wonderful opportunities to work with scientists around the country and the world while studying biology. These experiences were profoundly important for my decision to pursue a career in academics. Since then, I have endeavoured to help students explore their interest in biology through independent research. Please contact me if you are interested in the current research opportunities in my lab!
Pablo Recio – PhD student, The Australian National University
Dalton Leibold – PhD student, The Australian National University
Naomi Laven – PhD student, The Australian National University
Amelia Peardon – Special topics student, The Australian National University
Fanny Hovring Kraft – PhD student, Deakin University
Fanny completed a PhD at Deakin University focusing on the transgenerational effects of developmental stress on stress responses and song learning in zebra finches. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm University.
Harry Eyck – Honours student, Deakin University
Harry completed an Honours project at Deakin studying the transgenerational effects of developmental stress on breeding behaviour in zebra finches. Additionally, he conducted a meta-analysis to examine the effects of developmental stress on animal phenotype and fitness across taxonomic groups. He went on to complete a PhD with Dr. Lee Ann Rollins at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO.
Stephanie Driscoll – MILES student, University of Montana
Stephanie Driscoll was awarded a Montana Integrated Learning Experiences for Students (MILES) fellowship (2011) to study the effects of developmental stress on motoric learning in zebra finches. She also received the Senior Award (2012) given to one graduating student in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana in recognition of excellent independent research. Stephanie and I continued to collaborate on research projects in the Eastern Sierras, California and most recently in at Fowler’s Gap Research Station in Broken Hill, Australia and at Deakin University.