I started my Masters project in 2013 under the supervision of A/Prof Nathan Lo. The aim of my project is to construct a comprehensive phylogeny of the Australian Nasutitermitinae. Nasutitermitinae is a termite sub-family which includes species that are famous for constructing the tallest mounds on earth. I am interested in using phylogenetic and molecular clock analysis to investigate the origins of the Australian Nasutitermitinae and the evolution of their mound-building habits. The project involves collaboration with Dr Stephen Cameron (Queensland University of Technology) and A/Prof Theo Evans (National University of Singapore). I completed my undergraduate studies (BSc - Genetics & BSc (Honours) – Evolutionary Biology) at the University of Queensland in 2012.