I enjoy conducting research on the plant-fungal symbiosis known as arbuscular mycorrhizas, especially investigating how they can improve plant zinc and phosphorus nutrition on nutrient-depleted soils. I am particularly interested in the potential agricultural applications of arbuscular mycorrhizas, and use important crops as model species in my research.

I am currently a independent Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Adelaide, collaborating jointly with the labs of Prof Steve Tyerman and A/Prof Tim Cavagnaro, as well as working with a number of other researchers on the Waite campus and interstate.

Here is a recent article on the research I am undertaking to discover the molecular mechanisms behind plant Zn uptake via the mycorrhizal pathway.

Previously I worked as a Postdoc with Prof Maria Harrison at the Boyce Thompson Institute in New York,  after completing my PhD at Monash University in Australia in 2015.

See more about my current and past research.


This year I will be attending:

International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM9) in Prague – 30th July-4th August.

International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC 2017) in Copenhagen – 21st-24th August.

Combio 2017 in Adelaide – 2nd-5th October.