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The ACAD Team

Professor Alan Cooper, ARC Laureate Fellow, Director
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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Office: Darling Building, Rm 209b

A/Professor Jeremy Austin, Deputy Director
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.

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Ph: +61 8 8313 4557
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 213

Ms Maria Lekis, Centre Coordinator
Area: Centre administration (marketing, financial matters, reporting, web design, PR and communication).
Ph: +61 8 8313 3952
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 209a

Dr Bastien Llamas, ARC Future Fellow
Research area: Human evolution (ancient human DNA), phylogeography, immunogenetics, epigenetics.
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 212b

Dr Laura Weyrich, ARC DECRA Fellow
Research Area: Microbiomes and Dental Calculus.

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 212a

Dr Kieren Mitchell, ARC Research Associate
Research Area: Megafaunal evolution and extinction.

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Office: Darling Building, Rm205c

Dr Denice Higgins, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Human Forensics.


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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205b

Dr Stephen Richards, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Ancient cereals.


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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205b

Dr Holly Heiniger, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator
Research area: Megafauna extinction.

Ph: +61 8 8313 3698
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

photo coming soon Ms Nicole Moore, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator


Research Area: Metagenomics/microbiomes

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Dr Ray Tobler, ARC (DAATSIA) Research Fellow
Research area: Human population genetics and adaptation.

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205c

Joao Dr Joao Teixeira, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Population genetics


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Dr Yassine Souilmi, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Bioinformatics



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Salva Dr Salva Herrando Perez, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Ecological modelling

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Salva Raphael Esienhofer, Research Associate
Research area: Microbiomes/metagenomics, CABAH Affiliate

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Salva Angad Johar, Research Associate
Research area: Bioinformatics

Ph: +61 8 8313 8242
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205b

Salva Dr Christian Huber, ARC DECRA Fellow
Research area: Population genetics

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205b

Stephen Stephen Johnson, Technical Officer
Research area: Population genetics

Ph: +61 8 8313 5282
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 209a

Students 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

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

Research Area: Ancient landscape genomics.

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

Research Area: Ancient Plants

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Gina Guzzo (MSc)

Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d
Research Area: Bioinformatics

Graham Gower

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

Research Area: Bioformatics

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Matilda Handsley-Davis

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

Yichen Liu

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

Research Area: Megafunal extinction

Ayla van Loenen

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

Research Area: Evolutionary genetics.

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Evelyn Phlox (MSc)
Ph: +61 8313 5148, Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Epigenetics

Alex Salis

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

Research Area: Megafauna extinction

Stephen

Caitlin Selway
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Researh Area: Micriobiomes

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Emily Skelly
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Microbiomes

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

Research Area: Human evolution

Affiliates

Julien Soubrier Dr Julien Soubrier twitter feed
Jimmy Breen Dr Jimmy Breen twitter feed
Wolfgang Haak Dr Wolfgang Haak
Pere Dr Pere Bover Arbos

PhD Graduates from ACAD

Andrew Fareer PhD (2017)

Tim Rabanus Wallace PhD (2017)

Lauren White PhD (2017)

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
School of Biological Sciences
Darling Building
North Terrace Campus

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005
Australia

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