Camilla M Whittington
Camilla’s research aims to understand the genetic basis of evolutionary innovations. She is currently investigating two of these: venom, and viviparity (live birth), which have evolved independently many times across the animal kingdom. Both of these dramatic adaptive traits are encoded by many genes, which she investigates using transcriptomic techniques. Through this research, Camilla is also working to increase our knowledge of the fundamental genetics and biology of some of Australia’s unique native species: the pot-bellied seahorse, platypus, and viviparous lizards.
Camilla obtained a PhD from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science in 2011, and spent 2009-2010 at Washington University School of Medicine on a Fulbright fellowship. She then moved to a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2011, before returning to the University of Sydney in 2013, this time at the School of Biological Sciences.
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