Researcher biography

Chelsie completed a Ph.D molecular biology in 2016, with a focus on host-symbiont interactions and their influence on the nervous system and consequently, host behaviour. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the van Swinderen lab at the Queensland Brain Institute. Chelsie's research focuses on the regulation of sleep behaviour and the molecular mechanism underpinning sleep, in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.