Bruno van Swinderen

Dr Bruno van Swinderen received his PhD in Evolutionary and Population Biology in 1998 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. His graduate work was on general anaesthesia in a Caenorhabditis elegans model, applying both quantitative genetics and molecular genetic approaches.

For his postdoc at The Neurosciences Institute (NSI) in San Diego, California (1999-2003), he switched to Drosophila melanogaster in order to develop methods of studying perception in the fruit-fly model. He ran a lab at NSI from 2003 to late 2007. In February 2008, Dr van Swinderen established a new laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute.