I received an MSc in Applied Physics from the National Technical University of Ukraine, and a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of Sussex. My PhD research was exploring the algorithms of visually-guided navigation in ants, bees and bumblebees. While doing my PhD, I have spent some time as a visiting researcher at the University of Exeter recording bumblebee flights. I studied Drosophila hearing as a postdoc at UCL, and olfaction and development of genetic tools in the fly and mosquitoes at the Johns Hopkins University. Then I moved back across the pond and embarked on a short postdoc appointment at the Imperial College, which allowed me to learn a bit about metabolism and gut signalling in flies and mosquitoes. Currently as a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Manchester I am studying physiology of olfactory system in flies and mosquitoes.