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Dr Haylea Miller

Postdoctoral Fellow - Science


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Haylea Miller is a microbiologist/molecular biologist with expertise in drinking water pathogens, biofilms and microbial ecology. Haylea is working on developing a new approach for determining animal abundance through the study of environmental cells (eCells). This project will combine fluorescent DNA tags and PCR-based methodologies to separate cells of species of interest from environmental samples, and use these to generate genotypes of the animals present in an area.

Haylea's PhD research focused on the abundance, distribution and chlorine resistance of the brain eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, with particular attention on the influence of the biofilm community within drinking water distribution systems on the persistence of Naegleria fowleri.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Western Australia

  • 2012

    Master of infectious diseases
    University of Western Australia

  • 2010

    Bachelor of Science
    University of Western Australia

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2017

    Science Excellence award for 2017: the inaugural Land and Water Science Awards


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