I am a researcher in microbial (meta)genomics, ecology, evolution and systems biology. My current role is to lead and support projects related to the human gut microbiome characterization, and association with human genetic and environmental factors, using large human population cohort multi-omics datasets. Also involved in international consortium studies focusing on microbiome-related disease prediction. Mentoring students and junior researchers.
I am based in Melbourne (Australia) and part of the Cambridge-Baker Systems Genomics Initiative, a joint research program led by A/Prof Michael Inouye between the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Melbourne, Australia) and the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge (UK). Also a visiting scholar at the Department of Infectious Diseases (Monash University Central Clinical School, Melbourne, Australia) in the lab of Prof. Kathryn Holt.
My past experiences include projects on clinical, environmental and veterinary bacterial pathogens, in collaboration with academic, clinical but also veterinarian and food-producing industrial partners and stakeholders.
You can follow me on Twitter at @phylogeo.