Researcher

Associate Professor Lee Ann Rollins

Biography

My research uses genetic and epigenetic data to examine population and evolutionary processes. Specifically, my research group investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying rapid evolution often seen in invasive populations and provides information used to improve the management of invasive and conserved species.

Our invasive species research is focused on cane toads and starlings but we also have projects on a variety of species in the...view more

My research uses genetic and epigenetic data to examine population and evolutionary processes. Specifically, my research group investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying rapid evolution often seen in invasive populations and provides information used to improve the management of invasive and conserved species.

Our invasive species research is focused on cane toads and starlings but we also have projects on a variety of species in the context of conservation. I am a member of the starling genome consortium and the cane toad genome consortium.

I am a member of the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre at UNSW and the President of the Genetics Society of Australasia.

Education

PhD Conservation Genetics, UNSW, 2009

Master of Marine Science, UNSW, 2001

Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1987


My Research Supervision


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Currently supervising

Katarina Stuart, PhD candidate, "Evolution and plasticity in replicated invasion experiments: using genomics to reveal drivers of invasion success in European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) introductions.”

Harrison Eyck, PhD candidate, “The evolution of host-parasite interactions during a biological invasion.”

Kelton Cheung, Scientia PhD candidate, “Developing genomic resources to advance the molecular ecology of invasions.”

Scarlett Li-Williams, MPhil candidate, "Including Functional Difference in Analysis of Molecular Genetic Patterns in Space”.

Tsering Chan, Honours candidate, “Using microRNA-seq and mRNA-seq to investigate parasite immunosuppression of an invasive host, the Australian cane toad (Rhinella marina).”

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Location

Room 501E, Level 5 East
Biological Sciences North (D26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Contact

+61 2 9065 8950