Nathan Lo

Nathan Lo

I am an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Sydney I was Biodiversity Research Initiative Leader at the Australian Museum, Sydney from 2008-2009, and an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney from 2004-2007. I also held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Milan, Italy (2003-2004) and the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (Tsukuba, Japan; 2001-2003).

Key factors behind the success of arthropods are the complex interactions they have with microbes, and - in the case of social insects - with each other. I use a combination of molecular, genetic, and bioinformatic tools to investigate these interactions, across various temporal scales. I have a general interest in the evolution of arthropods, and study a variety of beasties, including three of humanity's favourites: termites, cockroaches, and ticks.

Further details can be found on my University Profile Page.