Cody Manchester

Phd Student
Department of Biology

    Cody grew up in the mountains of North Vancouver. He enrolled in Capilano University in 2005, and transferred to the University of Saskatchewan in 2007. In 2009, he graduated from his first B.Sc. in Geology, specializing in geochemistry and paleoclimatology. During his time in Geology, Cody was a lab instructor for both first year and upper year courses, and spent 2 years conducting research in the Patterson Paleoclimatology Lab. Cody then proceeded to complete his second B.Sc. in Biology at the U of S in 2012, specializing in animal behaviour. During his time as a Biology undergraduate, Cody was also the president of the Biology Club. He is currently in the 3rd year of his Phd, examining sensory coding of looming sensitive neurons during collision avoidance behavior. Cody is also a lab demonstrator for BIOL 224 – Animal Body Systems and is an active member of the Graduate Student Association (GSA), with an expanding role beginning as the Departmental Representative for Biology and now as the President of the Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA).