Professor Lindy Holden-Dye holds a personal Chair in Neuroscience within the Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. Her interests focus on fundamental processes of neuronal communication and she has established research expertise in invertebrate preparations. Much of her work resonates with issues concerning mental health such as addiction and neurodegeneration. Her expertise in invertebrate neuroscience, and in particular nematode neural systems and the model genetic organism Caenorhabditis elegans positions her well to participate in drug discovery and mode of action programmes for novel antiparasitics.
For the last two decades she has has collaborated with industry to improve prospects for parasitic nematode control. The experimental approaches deployed in her research group encompass genetics through to whole animal physiology and incorporate novel methods for tracking animal behaviour and signal processing.