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People at ACAD

Management, researchers and support staff at ACAD

Professor Alan Cooper, Director

AlanPh: +61 8 8313 5950
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 209b

Research interests: One of the leaders in the field of ancient DNA, Alan works between the fields of earth sciences, evolutionary genetics, archaeology and medical sciences.

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A/Professor Jeremy Austin, Deputy Director

Jeremy AustinPh: +61 8 8313 4557
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 213

Jeremy has a long career working on the genetics of Australian biota and the impacts of climate change.
Research interests:
evolutionary and conservation biology, human and wildlife forensics, ancient DNA, phylogeography, conservation genetics.

Ms Maria Lekis, Centre Coordinator

Maria LekisPh: +61 8 8313 3952
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 209a

Area: Centre administration (marketing, financial matters, reporting, web, PR and communication).

Dr Bastien Llamas, ARC Research Associate

Bastien LlamasPh: +61 8 8313 5565
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205c

Research area: Human evolution (ancient human DNA), phylogeography, immunogenetics, epigenetics.

Dr Laura Weyrich, ARC DECRA Fellow

Laura WeyrichPh: +61 8 8313 5565
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205c

Research Area: Microbiomes and Dental Calculus

Dr Julien Soubrier, ARC Research Associate

Julien SoubrierPh: +61 8 8313 5565
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205c

Researh Area: Bioinformatics

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Dr Vicki Thomson, ARC Research Associate

Vicki ThomsonPh: +61 8 8313 8242
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research area: Investigating evolutionary and ecological responses to environmental change in the Australian context.

Dr Denice Higgins, ARC Research Associate

Denice HigginsPh: +61 8 8313 8242
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research area:
Human Forensics.

Dr Jennifer Young, Research Assistant

Jennifer YoungPh: +61 8 8313 8242
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research area: Soil Forensics.

Dr Kieren Mitchell, ARC Research Associate

Kieren MitchellPh: +61 8 8313 5565
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205c

Research area: Megafauna extinction.

Dr Holly Heiniger, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator

Holly HeinigerPh: +61 8 8313 3698
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205e

Research area: Megafauna extinction.

Ms Corinne Preuss, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator

Corinne PreussPh: +61 8 8313 3698
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205e



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Dr Stephen Richards, ARC Research Associate

Stephen RichardsPh: +61 8 8313 1484
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 206

Research area: Ancient cereals.

Vacant, ARC Research Associate

Ph:+61 8 8313 1484
Fax: +61 8 8303 4364

Research area: Bioinformatics

Dr Ray Tobler, ARC (DAATSIA) Research Fellow

PerePh: +61 8 8313 8242
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research area: Aboriginal Heritage

Dr Pere Bover Arbos, ARC Research Associate

PerePh: +61 8 8313 3698
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Darling Building, Rm 205e

Research area:

PhD Candidates at ACAD

Luis Arriola

Luis Arriola
Ph: +61 8313 5148| Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Bioinformatics

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Muslih Abdul-Aziz
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building Rm 205d

Research Area: Microbiomes

Felicia Bardan

Felicia Bardan
Ph: +61 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Human Forensics

Raphael Eisenhofer

Raphael Eisenhofer
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Using ancient dental calculus to trace human migration and disease in Polynesia.

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Lindsey Fenderson

Ph: +61 8313 5148| Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area:

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Oscar Estrada Santamaria
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Ancient Plants

Andrew Farrer

Andrew Farrer
Ph: +61 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Identification of factors causing oral microbiotal change through time.

Graham Gower

Graham Gower (MSc)
Ph: +61 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Bioformatics

 

Yichen Liu

Yichen Liu
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area:

Ayla van Loenen

Ayla van Loenen
Ph: +61 8313 8245, Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Epigenetics

Tim Rabanus-Wallace

Tim Rabanus-Wallace
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area:

Lauren White

Lauren White
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Wildlife and conservation genomics

PhD Graduates from ACAD

Oliver Wooley, MSc (2016) Developing methods to process, interpret and present NGS data for end users using the Geneious platform.

Paul Czechowski (2016) Antarctic Soil biodiversity/environmental genomics.

Alex Boast, MSc (2016)

Jennifer Shaw (2016)

Kieren Mitchell: (2015)

Michael Herrera: (2015)

Steve Richards: Investigation and Application of Methods for Ancient DNA Research (2015).

Denice Higgins: Post-mortem degradation on the ability to retrieve DNA from ancient & forensic tooth speciems (2014).

Jennifer Young: Forensics investigation of soil samples (2014).

Jessica Wadley: Population Genetics and Phylogeography of Antilopine Wallaroo Using Degraded DNA from Scats and Museum Specimens (2014).

Vicki Thomson: Using ancient DNA as an essential tool to explore past Australian biodiversity (2013).

Julien Soubrier: What ‘molecular’ time is it? – Use of ancient DNA to refine estimates of molecular timescales (2012).

Christina Adler: Dental Calculus (2012).

Clio Der Sarkissian: Mitochondrial DNA in Ancient Human Populations of Europe. This project is also part of the National Geographic Society's 'Genographic Project' (2012).

Sarah Bray: The evolution and genetic diversity of ancient bears (2012).

Nic Rawlence: Palaeoecology and population demographics of the extinct New Zealand Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) (2011).

Trevor Worthy: Tertiary Fossil Waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes) of Australia and New Zealand (2008).

Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
School of Biological Sciences
Darling Building
North Terrace Campus

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005
Australia

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