Jason Somers


Jason completed his PhD in genetics at the University of Melbourne using the vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study novel insecticide resistance mechanism. His postdoctoral work in the lab of Professor Joerg Albert, at the UCL Ear Institute, centred on how sensory systems and environmental conditions can influence rhythmic behaviours in insects. Using both flies and mosquitoes he studied the link between circadian rhythms and mechanosensation using behavioural, biophysical and molecular techniques. His interest in insect sensory physiology and behaviour lead him to joining the lab as a senior research scientist to study how changes in olfactory systems across different fly species have changed their preferences for different hosts.

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