About me

Ashley in Morocco 2012

Jacki & I recently returned to Melbourne after 8 years living and working in Vienna.

Jacki & Ashley in Spain, Summer 2012

I recently joined the lab of Stephen Leslie within the Centre for Systems Genomics at The University of Melbourne, previously at the MCRI (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. 

Before that, I was in the lab of Magnus Nordborg at the GMI (Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology) in Vienna, Austria.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher with Univ.Prof. Christian Schlötterer, Institute of Population Genetics, VetMedUni Vienna, Austria. 2008-2011
  • PhD, Department of Genetic, The University of Melbourne, Australia. 2003-2008. Defining the genetic and physiological response to Copper deficiency in Drosophila. Establishing the phenotypic and genetic consequences of Copper deficiency to the cell and whole organism.
  • Research Assistant, Department of Pathology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, 2002. Is the epigenetic silencing of DNA-repair genes a common feature of carcinogenesis?


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