CV

Dates Institution Achievements / Roles
2015 - Present MRC BNDU MRC 3-year DTA (Dr. David Dupret)
Microsoft RSE Cloud Computing Fellowship 2018
SSI Software Sustainability Fellow 2018
Member of MRC BNDU Information Security Forum and Data Access Committee
2012 - 2015 University of Oxford 2:1 in Pre-clinical Medical Sciences
Travel Scholarship from Oxford Neuroscience
Studentship from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
Travel Scholarship from University College
Academic Exhibition from University College

Roles & Awards

Research

DPhil in Neuroscience (MRC BNDU, University of Oxford) 2016-2018 - I am currently performing research for my DPhil that is expected to be completed by September 2018. During my first year and half I designed and performed electrophysiological recording experiments in freely behaving mice. During that time, and since, I have been analysing the data from those experiments, as well as supervising the collection of more data and analysing data for other projects in the lab.

FHS Project in Neuroscience (Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, Canada) - During my undergraduate I was awarded a scholarship to perform a research project in Canada. I investigated the role of the CRH (Corticotropin Release Hormone)-positive neurons in the hypothalamus using immunohistochemistry, optogenetics and behavioural testing.

Open Science & Computing

RSE Cloud Computing Fellow 2017-2018 - I have been awarded a fellowship to develop solutions to make it easier for researchers to make use of cloud computing resources. My main project here will be allowing users to perform spike-sorting in the cloud using MountainLab-JS. So far we have added an API so that we can add, remove and interface with pods from a Kubernetes cluster.

SSI Software Sustainability Fellow 2017-2019 - I was awarded a fellowship by the Software Sustainability Institute to continue working on 3 projects: developing the OS and research software module for an Open Science MOOC, continue building a community around using Julia for Neuroscience research (Julia Neuro) and to continue to lead the formation of a Robust Research Initiative in Oxford.

MRC BNDU Information Security and Data Access Committee 2017-Present - I am steering the creation of a Peta-Scale Data Sharing Platform that we are building so that we are able to more effectively share our raw data. I also co-manage the NAS & local compute servers as well as 20+ linux workstations.

Julia Contributor 2017-Present - I contribute bug fixes / features to several Julia packages, as well as the main language itself. I have also authored a few packages myself. These can all be found on my github.

Stack Overflow Contributor 2017-Present - I try to give back a bit for all the help I have got on SO.

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Presentations

Poster: Disentangling neural representations of appetitive and aversive experiences. - FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2018 (Planned)

Talk: What can Julia do for Neuroscience? - Julia Con 2018 (Planned)

Lightning Talk: Continuous Research - Collaborations Workshop 2018

Talk: 5 Golden Rules for Data and Code Management link - MRC BNDU Training Day 2018

Poster: Disentangling appetitive and aversive memories with overlapping content spanning multiple brain circuits - Society for Neuroscience 2017

Poster: Detecting neuronal assemblies using patterns of cross-correlations - British Neuroscience Association 2017

Poster: Population Coupling in Memory and Reward Processing Circuits - FENS 2016

Skills

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Teaching

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