• The University of Western Australia (M082), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

I am a plant geneticist interested in the application of molecular biology for crop improvement. My passion for legumes led me to studying the regulation of flowering time in narrow-leafed lupin during my PhD. In my current role as a Research Associate for the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI), I am focusing on auxin herbicde responses in wild radish and am slowly emersing myself in the field of plant biochemistry.

Current projects

Does plasma membrane perception of 2,4-D influence auxin resistance?

Chief Investigator : Prof Stephen Powles | The University of Western Australia

Partner Investigator: Mr Chad Sayer | Nufarm Australia Ltd

Funding Body: ARC (LP200100225), Linkage Scheme

July 2020 - June 2023

Previous positions

Graduate Research Assistant | The UWA Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia

Project: Ground-truthing field expression and value of new flowering time genes in lupins for Western Australia

Chief Investigator: Prof Wallace Cowling

Funding Body: Council of Grain Growers Organisation Ltd (COGGO)

October 2019 - July 2021

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Plant Genetics and Pre-breeding, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 18 Nov 2019

Bachelor of Science (Genetics and Breeding) with First Class Honours, The University of Western Australia

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