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Our research examines the evolution, development and mechanisms of seasonal rhythms. We use a range of animal models to interrogate the genetic, molecular, cellular and neural basis of seasonal oscillations in physiology and behaviour. We take advantage of a diverse set of methods and tools including genome and transcriptome sequencing, chromatin modelling, gene editing, cell culture, hormone assays and a comprehensive set of behavioural analyses. Our latest discovery was the identification that pituitary cells have independent interval timers that programmed molecular changes to anticipate future seasonal conditions.