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Presenting my research at the Fulbright Seminar Night in Melbourne, 2016

Presenting my research at the Fulbright Seminar Night in Melbourne, 2016

My PhD focused on the evolution of cutaneous senses in sea snakes, but Iā€™m broadly interested in using integrative appraoches to solve complex problems in evolutionary biology.

Sea snakes are fully-aquatic marine reptiles and are closely related to venomous Australian land snakes (e.g. brown snakes, death adders, tiger snakes). They recently transitioned into the marine environments approximately 6 million years ago and have many fascinating adaptations to the aquatic world, like paddle-shaped tails for swimming and cutaneous respiration for diving. I want to know how this major ecological shift from land to sea has influenced the evolution of sensory systems in sea snakes.

Check out my CV here, google scholar profile and some of my latest research projects below!