Joe completed a Bachelor and Masters of Science at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Genetics. His Masters research project was undertaken at the Bio21 Institute in the Batterham Laboratory, The University of Melbourne, where he studied the complex interface between an insecticide and an insect, performing a genome-wide association study on D. melanogaster to identify candidate genes that act in this interface and contribute to insecticide resistance. His research interests include the structural components of the neuronal synapse and how a mitochondrial fusion protein is involved in the development of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Joe was in the Neumann lab from June 2015 - May 2018. He is currently holidaying in the USA before moving to Europe.