PhD in Neuroinformatics
Currently focused on connectome research, developing software tools and computer algorithms for electron microscopy (EM) image analysis, automatic segmentation and neuron annotation.
The connectome is a network diagram of the connections in the brain. Understanding how neurons connect to each other at the synaptic level is essential for understanding brain functions such as learning, memory and cognition.
Completed a PhD in Neuroinformatics in 2012 and an MSc in Bioinformatics in 2008, both at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to my post graduate research I worked in industry for several years in the UK and New Zealand. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Canterbury in 2000.