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At the Basil Hetzel Institute, Lisa is working with Dr Sam Costello and Dr Robert Bryant as part of BiomeBank to establish and maintain the first public stool bank in Australia. The stool bank will eventually relocate to the Thebarton precinct.


Lisa is a microbiologist who has worked extensively within the university researcher sector as well as for industry. She completed her PhD in microbial ecology at Flinders University (2015), where she worked alongside the CSIRO Land and Water Division to investigate the distribution of bacterial and viral communities within the Murray River. Following on from this, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher (2015-2019) at Flinders University where she researched the invasive behaviours of microbial communities from marine, freshwater and human sources. She also worked on developing a rapid detection method for the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus.


Lisa works for Seeley International Pty. Ltd. as an analytical microbiologist (2015-present), where she established and manages a microbiological laboratory that works on quality control and disinfection methods for product compliance.


Positions Held

2015 – present: Analytical microbiologist and Laboratory Manager, Seeley International Pty Ltd, Lonsdale, SA

2018 – present: Adjunct academic status, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA – PhD and honours student supervisor in field of environmental microbiology

2011 – 2019: various positions from Laboratory Technician and Tutor to Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Qualifications

2015: PhD, Aquatic Bacteria and Virioplankton, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA

2012: Bachelor of Science in Biology (Honours), Flinders University, Adelaide, SA

2010: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Life Sciences), Flinders University, Adelaide, SA

2012 – 2015: Australian Postgraduate Award PhD scholarship and CSIRO OCE Postgraduate Top up Scholarship

2008 – 2010: Member of Golden Key Society for Outstanding Academic Achievement