Jan 2021 - Dec 2024: Australian research Council Future Fellow, Head of Neuromodulatory Systems & Behaviour Team, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory (School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Australia).
Sept 2019 - : Senior Lecturer, Head of Neuromodulatory Systems & Behaviour Team, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory (School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Australia).
Sept 2016 - Aug 2019: Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow based in the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory (School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Australia).
Nov 2012-Aug 2016: Research Fellow at the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia). Director: Prof Jürgen Götz
Oct 2010-Oct 2012: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory (Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia). Supervisor: Prof. Bernard Balleine
Dec 2009-Sept 2010: Postdoctoral Researcher at U839 INSERM (Paris, France). Supervisor: Prof Jean-Antoine Girault
Sept 2007-Nov 2009: Doctoral Thesis (Université Pierre et Marie Curie; conferral date: 12 May 2010): In vivo study of segregated signaling responses of striatonigral and striatopallidal neurons in BAC transgenic mice. Laboratory: Neurotransmission and signaling (UPMC, Paris, France) Supervisor: Dr Denis Hervé/Prof Jean-Antoine Girault. Qualification: Special Mention
Jan-July 2007: Master project in Biomedical Research (BIOMED). Laboratory : U839, INSERM (Paris, France). Supervisor : Dr Emmanuel Valjent
Sep-Dec 2006: Research stay at the Department of Neuropharmacology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Supervisor: Prof. Rafael Maldonado.
Jan-June 2006: Graduation Project (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Laboratory : U839, INSERM (Paris, France). Supervisor : Dr Emmanuel Valjent
2001-2006: Human Biology studies in the Health and Life Sciences Faculty (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
2021-2023 ARC Discovery Project (CI1 Matamales; CI2 Bertran-Gonzalez) [DP210102700: $378,205]
2021-2024 ARC Future Fellowship [FT200100502: $912,402]
2019-2021 ARC Discovery Project (Lead CI) [DP190102511: $464,678]
2019-2021 NHMRC New Investigator Project Grant (CIA) [APP1165990: $397,754.12]
2016-2019 ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award [DE160101275: $375,000]
2018 UNSW Goldstar Award (Lead CI) [DP180102797: $40,000]
2016 UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (co-investigator) [RG163114: $200,000]
2020 Dean of Science Early Career Excellence Award (UNSW)
2018 Goldstar Award (University of New South Wales)
2017 Paxinos-Watson Award (Australasian Neuroscience Society 2016)
2017 Scientific Mobility Program (Australian Academy of Science and Embassy of France)
2016 Discovery Early Career Research Award (Australian Research Council)
2013 Scientific Mobility Program (Australian Academy of Science and Embassy of France)
2008 Prix Forum FENS 2008 (Societé des Neurosciences, France)
I am Co-Director of the Australasian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN), and member of the Australasian Neuroscience Society ACAN Management Committee.
My Research Supervision
Lachlan Ferguson (PhD Student)
NEUR3221 Neurophysiology (UNSW)
PSYC4103 Elective Course (UNSW)
Australasian Course in Advanced Neuroscience ACAN (Director of the Systems Neuroscience & Behaviour Theme, week 3)