AboutI received my PhD in 2011 in Marine transcriptomics at Flinders University in Adelaide, SA. My PhD focussed on the identification of key enzymes involved in the production of bioactive secondary metabolites from the Australian marine mollusc Dicathais orbita. I analysed transcriptomes from D. orbita, investigating gene expression profiles, and identified key transcripts involved in this secondary metabolite biosynthesis. I also investigated the evolution of the generation of these bioactive compounds within related marine molluscs, and performed recombinant protein expression to characterise an arylsulfatase expressed within D. orbita. I have also had experience working with transgenic plant research, investigating alternative oxidases in the electron transport chain in Arabidopsis thaliana, cereal crop genomics at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, and have investigated microsatellite variation in clownfish-hosting anemones from the Great Barrier Reef.
2011- PhD in Molecular Biology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
2006- Bachelor of Science (Honours), Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia