ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2013 to 2018, PhD student in the Integrative Behavioural Biology Lab at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Oeiras, Portugal.
Broadly, I seek to understand the proximate mechanisms underlying the expression of behavior, specifically the ones that facilitate consistent patterns of behavior within populations/strains of the same species. During my PhD, I focused my research on sexual behavior and developmental plasticity, where I investigated the neural and molecular mechanisms that regulated the observed plasticity in behavior in natural populations by doing RNA-seq. Currently, I am interested in how sexual conflict is resolved in a system where both males and females display different levels of aggression due to either natural or artificial selection. Additionally, the genomic basis of aggression in this species is being researched using different approaches from hormonal to genomic analyses by comparing the described strains.
Genomic and physiological mechanisms of aggressive behaviour; Transcriptomics of intralocus sexual conflict; Genome editing using the CRISPR tool kit.
PlastiFish: Methods, effects and risk analysis of microplastics in fish production/ 漁類生產中的微塑料檢測方法，影響及風險分析. FDCT-FCT 0004/2019/APJ, 2020-2023 (Co-PI).
FISHMUC-Bioactive properties of external mucus isolated from coastal fish of Macao and Portugal/ 澳門及葡萄牙沿海魚類外部黏液的生物活性特徵. FDCT-FCT 0005/2019/APJ, 2020-2023 (team member).
FIGHT – Hormonal, pheromonal and genomic regulation of aggression in a fish model” 決鬥– 魚模型的攻擊性以荷爾蒙、費洛蒙及基因之調控. FDCT0093/2017/A2, 2017-2020 (team member).