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Students

Sarah Berry

PhD Student, Research Assistant

Sarah's thesis is on the physiological response to environmental stressors in the Black Tiger prawn. Candidate gene and/or RNAseq analyses will be undertaken to identify whether common response pathways are activated by differing stressors.

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Jarrod Guppy

PhD Student

Jarrod's thesis develops the dense genomic resources required to reveal the genetic architecture of complex traits for the Black Tiger prawn. It will aid the construction of the first Black Tiger prawn genome and the use of genomic selection.

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Sandra Infante Villamil

Sandra has a Master of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology from JCU. She is investigating the relationships between bacterial communities in black tiger prawn intestines, prawn health and pond productivity at the hub.

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Shaymaviswanathan Karnaneedi

PhD Candidate & Research Assistant at JCU Molecular Allergy Research Lab

Shayma's research aims to identify and characterise known and unidentified prawn allergens using bioinformatics and molecular methods. This involves analysing the transcriptome of five different prawn species.

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Nima Khalilisamani

PhD Student, University of Sydney

Nima's thesis explores genotype by environment interactions under commercial scenarios on performance of black tiger prawn genotypes. Molecular pedigree data generated measures and analyses the commercially favourable traits.

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Tansyn Noble

PhD Student, Bribie Island Research Centre (BIRC)

Tansyn's thesis examines the genetic potential of Black Tiger prawns for selective breeding. This involves optimising and validating challenge testing systems to enable accurate trait measurement and heritability.

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Nga Vu

PhD Student

Nga's thesis examines the population genomic structure of black tiger shrimp within the Indo-Pacific, particularly Australian populations. Using thousands of genome-wide SNP her thesis will resolve fine-scale population structure.

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