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Dr Sahan Jayasinghe

Research Technician


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Sahan is an early career researcher with an underlying passion in experimental and technical aspects of molecular biology and expanding its limits to answer difficult questions. He has joined CSIRO as a research technician to help the ANFC team to understand the taxonomic diversity and population structures of Australia’s threatened and endangered fishes and sharks, and how this information can be used for biodiversity assessments, management, and conservation. Sahan previously completed a PhD at the University of Tasmania in the field of astrobiology, studing polar extremophilic microbes and the sea ice environment to explore the potential for life to exist elsewhere in our Solar System and beyond.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2022

    PhD in Biological Sciences
    University of Tasmania

  • 2016

    Master of Marine and Antarctic Science
    University of Tasmania

  • 2014

    Bachelor of Science
    The University of Melbourne

Professional Experiences

  • 2023-present

    Research Technician

  • 2022-2023

    Senior Marine Parks Officer
    Parks Australia

  • 2018-2021

    Antarctic Microbe Culture Collection Manager
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

  • 2018-2020

    Teaching Assistant
    University of Tasmania

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