Katie Skeen

Katie Skeen

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am an insect vision researcher interested in the response properties of neurons that encode the movement of small targets. These small target movement detectors (STMDs) have a known response profile, however the cellular mechanisms that underlie their responses has not yet been described. I am attempting to use electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, and pharmacology in a dragonfly model to elucidate the chemical messengers that underlie STMD function.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award 2021 AMS/BIOMED Small Equipment Funding Award University of Adelaide Australia -
    2021 Award Faculty of Health and Medical Science Honours & HDR Photo Competition Winner University of Adelaide Australia -
    2020 Scholarship Diamond Jubilee Scholarship The Australian Federation of University Women - South Australia (AFUW-SA) Inc. Trust Fund Australia -
    2020 Scholarship Supporting Women in STEM Scholarship Nimble Australia -
    2019 Award Adelaide Graduate Award University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Science
  • Research Interests

  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Dragonfly target detecting neurons exhibit diverse size tuning profiles 2021 Florey Postgraduate Conference University of Adelaide Australia

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