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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 Future 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 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 Yichen Liu, Research Associate/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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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205c

Dr Yassine Souilmi, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Bioinformatics



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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205c

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

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

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

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Salva Angad Johar, ARC 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

Stephen Dr Linda Armbrecht, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Marine organisms

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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Felicia Bardan Felicia Bardan, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Human Forensics

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

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.

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Dan Bonsu
Ph: +61 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Human Forensics

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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

Stephen

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

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

Research Area: Population genetics

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Isabelle Onley
Ph: +61 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Conservation Genetics

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Adrien Oliva
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Population genetics

Stephen

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

Stephen

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

Research Area: Microbiomes

Ayla van Loenen

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

Research Area: Evolutionary genetics.

Stephen

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
Denice Dr Denice Higgins

PhD Graduates from ACAD

Oscar Estrada Santa Maria, PhD: Ancient plant DNA to the rescue: Unlocking crop genetic diversity from the past (2019) (awaiting conferral)

Yichen Liu, PhD: The Role of Epigenetic Modifications and Microbiome Evolution in Bovid Adaptation to Environmental Changes (2019) (awaiting conferral)

Graham Gower, PhD: Inferring the characteristics of ancient populations using bioinformatic analysis of genome-wide DNA sequencing data (2019) (awaiting conferral)

Felicia Bardan, PhD: New Forensic DNA profiling techniques for human identification (2019)

Raphael Eisenhoffer, PhD: New and refined tools and guidelines to expand the scope and improve the reproducibility of palaeomicrobiological research (2019)

Ayla Lore Van Loenen, PhD: The 'next generation’ of ancient DNA research: a series of methods and approaches to improve our understanding of the evolutionary history of species in general, and European bison in particular (2018)

Muslih Abdul-Aziz, PhD: Genomic and metagenomic alterations and impacts on disease through time using ancient DNA (2018)

Andrew Farrer, PhD: Ancient DNA Studies of Dental Calculus (2017)

Tim Rabanus Wallace, PhD: Climate-driven ecological changes through the Last Glacial Period (2017)

Lauren White, PhD: Investigating Australian mammal extinctions and conservation using ancient DNA, population genetics and time-series analysis (2017)

Guido Valverde, PhD: Ancient DNA from Pre-Columbian South America (2016)

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

Paul Czechowski, PhD: Antarctic soil biodiversity/environmental genomics (2016)

Alex Boast, MSc: Ancient DNA of New Zealand's extinct avifauna (2016)

Jennifer Shaw, PhD: Metagenomic amplicon sequencing as a rapid and high-throughput tool for aquatic biodiversity surveys (2016)

Kieren Mitchell, PhD: Using High-Throughput DNA sequening and molecular phylogenies to investigate the evolution and biogeography of the southern hemisphere fauna (2015)

Michael Herrera, PhD: Genetic studies on prehistoric, translocations of chickens in the Indo-Pacific (2015)

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

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

Jennifer Young, PhD: Forensics investigation of soil samples (2014)

Jessica Wadley, PhD: Population Genetics and Phylogeography of Antilopine Wallaroo Using degraded DNA from scats and museum specimens (2014)

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

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

Christina Adler, PhD: Ancient DNA studies of human evolution (2012)

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

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

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

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

Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
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South Australia 5005
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