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Daej Arab

Daej Arab

Daej will commence his Ph.D. in July 2016, under the supervision of A/Prof. Nathan Lo and Prof. Simon Ho. He completed his M.Sc. by research in the MEEP lab in mid-2015.

Daej's Master's research was conducted under the supervision of A/Prof. Nathan Lo. The aim of this project was to construct a comprehensive phylogeny of the Australian Nasutitermitinae. This is a termite subfamily that includes species that are famous for constructing the tallest mounds on earth. Daej's work involved using phylogenetic and molecular clock analysis to investigate the origins of the Australian Nasutitermitinae and the evolution of their mound-building habits. The project was done in collaboration with Dr Stephen Cameron (Queensland University of Technology) and A/Prof. Theo Evans (University of Western Australia).

Prior to his M.Sc., Daej completed his undergraduate studies (B.Sc. in Genetics and Evolutionary Biology) at the University of Queensland in 2012.


Presentations

Phylogenetics and evolution of Australian Nasutitermitinae
International Union for the Study of Social Insects: International Congress. Cairns, Australia. Jul 2014.

Phylogenetics and evolution of Australian Nasutitermitinae
Genetics Society of Australasia Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2014.

Phylogenetics and evolution of Australian Nasutitermitinae
Systematics Without Borders Conference. Sydney, Australia. Dec 2013.

Phylogeny of the Australian Nasutitermitinae (poster)
Genetics Society of Australasia Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2013.