I am interested in how neural circuits control motivational behaviours. I approach the question by combining genetic interventions of defined neuronal populations with detailed, quantitative analysis of behaviour. I am a senior research fellow at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore, studying how neuromodulatory circuits encode internal states and regulate foraging in the vinegar fly. I am cosupervised by Adam Claridge-Chang and Walter Hunziker. I have previously studied serotonin regulation of intertemporal decision-making in mice at Susumu Tonegawa’s laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.