Greg completed his PhD in human immunology at the University of Calgary, Canada and then a post doc in functional genomics at IMBA in Vienna Austria. Since 2010 Greg has run a functional genomics lab in Sydney Australia, first at the Garvan Institute, then since 2015 at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. His lab uses functional genomics approaches (fruit fly or whole genome CRISPR) to identify new genes that may play a role in human disease. In recent years, his team has focused on identify new genes that regulate lifespan, age-related cognitive decline, taste and hunger, cell death, and pain perception. In this seminar Greg will present his recent work studying neuropathic pain mechanisms in fruit flies.