My research focuses on the interaction of coral reef invertebrates, such as sponges, and their microbial symbionts.
I finished my PhD in 2020 at the James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Webster and Prof. David Bourne. My PhD research focused on the identification of microbial indicators of coral reef health.
Since October 2020 I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science at the University of Vienna. My current project focuses on the interactions of microbial symbionts with tropical coral reef sponges. The project is funded by the FWF Hertha-Firnberg Fellowship.