Curriculum Vitae

Research Expertise

Conservation Genetics, Population Genetics, Genomics, Ecological Epigenetics, Bioinformatics

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Genetics, 2016
University of Arizona
Advisor: Dr. Melanie Culver
Dissertation title: Conservation genetics and epigenetics of pronghorn, Antilocapra americana

 Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2008
University of New Mexico
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Ruby
Honors thesis title: Direct interactions between pre-mRNA and the DEAD-box Prp5 protein in the commitment complex of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae spliceosome

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-present
Australian National Wildlife Collection, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2019
Research School of Biology, Australian National University

Research Technician, 2009 – Jan 2011
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona


Hahn, E.E. and M. Culver (2021) Genetic Diversity and Structure in Arizona Pronghorn Following Conservation Efforts. Conservation Science and Practice,

Hahn, E.E., M. Alexander, A. Grealy, J. Stiller, D. Gardiner and C. Holleley (2021) Unlocking inaccessible historical genomes preserved in formalin. BioRxiv, doi:10.1101/2021.04.18.440380.

Hahn, E.E., A. Grealy, M. Alexander and C. Holleley (2020) Museum epigenomics: charting the future by unlocking the past. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 35(4), 295-300.

Hahn, E.E., A. Klimova, A. Munguia-Vega, K. Clark and M. Culver (2020) Use of museum specimens to refine historical pronghorn subspecies boundaries. Journal of Wildlife Management, 84(3), 524-533.

Vaughn, E.E., J. F. Dwyer, M. Culver, and J. Morrison (2015) Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the crested caracara, Caracara cheriway. Conservation Genetics Resources 7(2):557-559.

B.M. Hall, E.E. Vaughn, A.R. Begaye and M.H. J. Cordes (2011) Reengineering Cro protein functional specificity with an evolutionary code.  Journal of Molecular Biology, 413, 914-928. 

Professional Development/Traineeships 

Superstars of STEM, 2021/2022 cohort
I am one of 60 women selected to participate in Science and Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM program.

IGERT in Comparative Genomics, 2011 – 2014
IGERT is an NSF program providing a stipend and training in functional, computational, and evolutionary genomics. I received three competitive one-year fellowships.

College [University] Teaching Certification Program, 2015
I received a graduate certificate in college teaching from the University of Arizona. The program prepares academics for teaching, focusing on the learner-centered teaching philosophy.


Virtual Work Experience Supervisor – CSIRO, 2020
I designed and led a work experience program for Year 10 students.

Honours Student Co-supervisor – The Australian National University, 2017-2019
I co-supervised two Honours students and served on an Honours student committee.

HDR Mentoring Program – The Australian National University, 2017-2019
I regularly met with a PhD student who has selected me as a mentor.

ANU Espresso Course – The Australian National University, 2018                                                                                    I participated in online courses hosted by the ANU’s Espresso course program. I engaged in discussion and reflection on topics including group learning and interactive learning.