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The ACAD Team

Alan

Professor Alan Cooper, ARC Laureate Fellow, Director

Ph: +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. [Short bio for media purposes here]


Jeremy Austin

A/Professor Jeremy Austin, Deputy Director

Ph: +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. twitter feed


Maria Lekis

Ms Maria Lekis, Centre Coordinator

Ph: +61 8 8313 3952 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 209a
Area: Centre administration (marketing, financial matters, reporting, web design, PR and communication).


Bastien Llamas

Dr Bastien Llamas, ARC Research Associate

Ph: +61 8 8313 5565 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205c
Research area: Human evolution (ancient human DNA), phylogeography, immunogenetics, epigenetics. Twitter feed



Laura Weyrich

Dr Laura Weyrich, ARC DECRA Fellow

Ph: +61 8 8313 5565 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205c
Research Area: Microbiomes and Dental Calculus. twitter feed



Kieren Mitchell

Dr Kieren Mitchell, ARC Research Associate

Ph: +61 8 8313 5565 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205c
Research Area:
Megafaunal evolution and extinction. twitter feed



Denice Higgins

Dr Denice Higgins, ARC Research Associate

Ph: +61 8 8313 8242 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205b
Research area:
Human Forensics. Twitter



Jennifer Young

Dr Jennifer Young, Research Assistant

Ph: +61 8 8313 8242 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205b
Research area:
Soil Forensics.



Holly Heiniger

Dr Holly Heiniger, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator

Ph: +61 8 8313 3698 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205e
Research area:
Megafauna extinction.



Corinne Preuss

Ms Corinne Preuss, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator

Ph: +61 8 8313 3698 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205e
Research Area: Ancient Plants



Stephen Richards

Dr Stephen Richards, ARC Research Associate

Ph: +61 8 8313 1484 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 206
Research area: Ancient cereals.



Pere

Dr Ray Tobler, ARC (DAATSIA) Research Fellow

Ph: +61 8 8313 8242 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205b
Research area:
Megafauna extinction.



Pere

Dr Pere Bover Arbos, ARC Research Associate

Ph: +61 8 8313 3698 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205e
Research area: Megafauna extinction



Dr Yassine Souilmi, ARC Research Associate

Ph: +61 8 8313 5950 | Fax: +61 8 8313 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 205b
Research interests: Bioinformatics

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. twitter feed

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

Research Area: Ancient landscape genomics. twitter feed

Alex Salis

Alexander Salis
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Megafauna extinction

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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: Evolutionary genetics.

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

Guido Valverde, PhD (2016)

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
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Darling Building
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The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005
Australia

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