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Research Interests

  • Neural bases of olfactory search in insects
  • Active smelling strategies
  • Olfactory spatial learning
  • Social effects on olfactory learning

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Banerjee, S., Szyszka, P., & Beck, C. W. (2024). Knockdown of NeuroD2 leads to seizure-like behaviour, brain neuronal hyperactivity and a leaky blood-brain barrier in a Xenopus laevis tadpole model of DEE75. Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyae085 Journal - Research Article

Szyszka, P., Emonet, T., & Edwards, T. L. (2023). Extracting spatial information from temporal odor patterns: Insights from insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 59, 101082. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2023.101082 Journal - Research Other

Panthi, S., Chapman, P. A., Szyszka, P., & Beck, C. W. (2023). Characterisation and automated quantification of induced seizure-related behaviours in Xenopus laevis tadpoles. Journal of Neurochemistry, 15836. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jnc.15836 Journal - Research Article

Neupert, S., McCulloch, G. A., Foster, B. J., Waters, J. M., & Szyszka, P. (2022). Reduced olfactory acuity in recently flightless insects suggests rapid regressive evolution. BMC Ecology & Evolution, 22, 50. doi: 10.1186/s12862-022-02005-w Journal - Research Article

Neupert, S., Jandt, J. M., & Szyszka, P. (2022). Sugar alcohols have the potential as bee-safe baits for the common wasp. Pest Management Science, 78, 3005-3011. doi: 10.1002/ps.6925 Journal - Research Article

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