Evan is a PhD student who is passionate about uniting the philosophy of science with experimental science. His project involves the mechanisms that underlie cell birth and differentiation in cortical development and evolution, particularly how changing subtle parameters of genes and cellular processes can have vast implications on brain phenotype across development and evolution. He has extensive experience in molecular neuroscience wet-lab techniques since completing his Honours (first class) in sensory neuroscience at the Translational Neuroscience Facility at UNSW, before working as a Research Assistant studying hypercapnic plasticity in chemosensitive brainstem neurons. Throughout his PhD to date, Evan has developed his understanding of bioinformatics and open-source scientific computing, and is an enthusiastic mentor in and out of the lab as a private tutor for first and second year statistics, biology and neuroscience students. His ability to communicate his interests and research have seen him awarded a prize for an outstanding presentation at the 2022 SBMS HDR Student Symposium and he enjoys contributing to the school as the student OH&S Committee representative (Jan 2022 - current) and social coordinator for the SBMS Students and Academics Social Network (Jan 2022 - Dec 2022).  In his spare time, you can find Evan hanging out with his wife and adorable dog Lottie, going on hikes and adventures in nature or making music on his guitars.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2393-256X

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evan-Bailey-2

Twitter: @EJBailey_Neuro