Biologist with research foci on invertebrate animals and deep-sea, especially chemosynthetic, ecosystems. Key interests include adaptation, evolution, biogeography, ecology, biodiversity, taxonomy and systematics. Trained and skilled in both morphological (e.g., dissection, histology, electron microscopy) and molecular (e.g., barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics) methodologies. Constantly seeking and developing new techniques required to answer scientific questions, recently used synchrotron CT to investigate adaptation to hydrothermal vents. Experienced malacologist with expertise in taxonomy of gastropods. Ability to publish results in peer-reviewed literature with a proven track record of 23 scientific papers within three years of the first publication. Always actively collaborating internationally and constantly seeks for new collaborations. Extensive records in field expedition and exploration at sea, logging over 200 days on-board 14 voyages, using manned submersibles, ROV, AUV, CTD, among other equipment. Highly experienced in both talk and poster presentations at conferences, symposiums, and workshops. Involved in and motivated by public engagement and outreach events. Adept international traveller. Quadrilingual.