My research interests are focused primarily on the development and testing of new technologies for advancing the study of neural connectivity and behaviour. My interest has evolved from designing, fabricating and characterizing flexible and rigid planar microelectrode arrays for studying the retina in vivo and in vitro, to a 3-d array of micro-needles. This device penetrates through tissue to record and stimulate neurons in more complex networks such as acute brain slices and cultures. Further to this, my current fellowship has given me the unique opportunity to work closely at the interface of engineering and the life sciences. Understanding which areas of neurophysiology will benefit from advancements in nanotechnology will be key to the design and fabrication of future technologies and experiments.