Dr David Hurwood
Discipline LeaderDr David Hurwood has over 20 years of experience in population genetics. David has a passion for environmentally friendly and sustainable food production in the aquaculture sector.
The main focus of his research has been in applying a genetics approach to conserving wild aquatic species and managing diversity and sustainability in aquaculture production. His research has been conducted both in Australia and in developing countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
Dr. Melody de Laat
Senior LecturerDr. Melody de Laat dedicates her time to finding novel therapies for animal diseases. Her research focuses on:
- Australian wild horse health and ecology
- endocrine dysfunction
- equine lameness
- incretin biology
- metabolism and nutrition disorders
- veterinary pharmacology.
Associate Professor Matthew Phillips
Associate ProfessorAssociate Professor Matthew Phillips is reconstructing the evolutionary history of mammals to better understand the roles of environmental changes and biological invasions in the promotion, maintenance and extinction of biodiversity.
This research includes working with Bioplatforms Australia's Mammal Genome Project and integrating fossils with DNA sequence data.
Dr. Peter Prentis
Senior LecturerDr. Peter Prentis' work focuses on evolutionary genomic questions about how organisms function and evolve using genomic data.
His research aims to answer fundamental evolutionary questions that will enhance agricultural understanding, including the better management of pest fruit flies and the development of bio-pesticides derived from sea anemone venoms.
Professor Martin Sillence
ProfessorProfessor Martin Sillence leads an active research group focused on animal physiology and pharmacology, with particular strengths in equine health and medicine.
Martin was recently named one of Australia’s five visionaries making waves in the veterinary world by Vet Practice magazine.