Behavioural neuroscientist, writer and publisher.
I investigate different neuronal signalling pathways and circuits in animal models of appetitive motivation and addiction. I have targeted neuropeptide and small molecule neurotransmitters in operant and Pavlovian designs. My current FRQS-funded project is on chemogenetic manipulation of corticostriatal circuits in a rat model of motivation for cocaine. I am also interested in improvements to laboratory animal welfare and open access publishing, particularly with respect to author behaviour.
My broad skillset combines deep technical expertise with organisational and interpersonal skills, giving me the versatility to manage all project stages.