I have studied how hoverflies detect and pursue the small target in visual clutter by recording from target neurons in the descending nerve cord, which more directly affects the behavioural output.
2013 PhD, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Japan
2009 MSc Biology, Okayama University, Japan
2007 BSc Biology, Okayama University, Japan
Travel Award, The Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science (CASS) Foundation, 2020
Hermon Slade Foundation, 2017-2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2014-2016
Tomiyuki Hara Travel Award, The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 2014
Award for the Best Article, The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 2013
Postgraduate Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2010-2012
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