About Me

Museomics Epigenetics Conservation

I use molecular data to investigate how wildlife has responded to historical environmental change. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National Wildlife Collection (CSIRO) where I am developing new techniques to extract molecular information from museum specimens.

Recent News

  • New pronghorn paper
    At long last, my final paper from my PhD is published. In this analysis of the captive population of endangered Sonoran pronghorn, Melanie Culver and I show that management efforts have maintained genetic diversity and distinction within the recovering population without increasing inbreeding. To read our new study, check our open access paper in Conservation… Read More »New pronghorn paper
  • What’s it like to be a Conservation Geneticist?
    Guest appearance on Avid Research podcast.
  • Pint of Science
    There is no Planet B so we must fight for Planet A!
  • Mug of Science
    I caught up with Dr Ruvi Lecamwasam at the Australian National Botanic Gardens to talk about my path to becoming a conversation geneticist, how I played a part in rescuing the Sonoran pronghorn from extinction and what I’m up to at CSIRO’s Australian National Wildlife Collection.
  • New pre-print!
    I’ve just released my team’s newest work, “Unlocking inaccessible historical genomes preserved in formalin.” Check out our findings on BioRxiv.

We’re looking for a part-time Assistant Research Fellow to assist with population genomic analyses of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic marine species. Could involve exciting field work! & will certainly involve exciting* lab work. https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2101787

*if lab work excites you 😉

We are looking for a PhD student to work on conservation genomics and management planning for the threatened Corangamite Water Skink. Project includes fieldwork and genomics! Based @museumsvictoria and part of the Threatened Species Initiative @ThreatenedSpGen @MVLizards

It’s #RUOKDay today. Today, I’m OK. Much of the last month, I’ve not been OK. Today, and everyday, be mindful that 1) people put on happy faces and 2) being OK in the moment doesn’t tell the whole story.

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