Dr Tessa Bradford

Facility Manager, South Australian Regional Facility for Molecular Ecology and Evolution

+61 8 8313 5854
Tessa.Bradford@samuseum.sa.gov.au

Tessa completed a PhD on the biodiversity and evolution of groundwater invertebrates from aquifers under the desert in 2010, with supervisors Prof. Steve Cooper from the South Australian Museum and Prof. Andy Austin from the University of Adelaide. From here Tessa moved to a CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship looking at new molecular approaches for investigating biodiversity in rivers and at how the microbial communities found could be linked to river health.  She is an experienced laboratory supervisor, project manager, molecular biologist, data analyst and scientific writer, and is now managing the molecular genetic labs at the South Australian Regional Facility for Molecular Ecology and Evolution (SARFMEE). Tessa’s research interests are in biodiversity and how it has been impacted by climate change, as well as how historical samples preserved in museums can be used to inform conservation and the management of endangered species.  For more information, please visit her Google Scholar profile.

Professional Associations
Society of Australian Systematic Biologists