Dr Laura Weyrich

Dr Laura Weyrich
 Position ARC Future Fellow
 Org Unit Molecular and Biomedical Science
 Email laura.weyrich@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3997
 Location Floor/Room 212A ,  Darling ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background


    2003-2007      South Dakota State University, USA           B. S. Applied and Industrial Microbiology, Minors in Chemistry and Philosophy

    2004               University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA            National Student Exchange - Microbiology Dept

    2005               Manchester Metropolitan University, UK      Exchange Student - Immunology/Microbiology Dept

    2007-2012      The Pennsylvania State University, USA      Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, Graduate Minor in Science, Technology and Society

    Professional Positions

    2005              South Dakota State University West Nile Research Team        Dr. M. B. Hildreth

    2006              Manchester Metropolitan University Research Volunteer          Dr. Anna Doran

    2006-2007      South Dakota State University Research Assistant                 Dr. Volker Brözel

    2007-2008      The Pennsylvania State University Teaching Assistant            Dr. Sillman/Dr. Keating

    2007-2012      The Pennsylvania State University Research Assistant            Dr. Eric Harvill

    2012-Current   Australian Center for Ancient DNA Postdoctoral Researcher    Dr. Alan Cooper


  • Research Interests

    I'm interested in the evolution of microorganisms that live on and within the human body (microbiome).  Using ancient DNA, we can investigate how cultural changes, dietary shifts, and disease shaped the human microbiome.  We are also able to understand bacterial evolution in real time, monitoring how pathogens evolved through the course of human history.  Further, we can investigate how the evolution of these microorganisms effects today's diseases and how they may have changed human evolution.

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