Mr Preston Shaw
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
I completed my undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in 2019, for which I majored in human physiology, genetics and psychology.
The following year I started my Honours in genetics where I worked at FABI under the supervision of Dr. Tuan Duong. My honours research was on the identification and characterization of dispensable chromosomes in the ascomycete plant pathogen Diplodia sapinea.
Currently I am doing my masters in genetics under the primary supervision of Dr. Tuan Duong and the co-supervision of Prof. Brenda Wingfield and Prof. Bernard Slippers. My research is focused around identifying and comparing alternative splicing events between closely related species of the Ceratocystis fimbriata s.l. complex. In this project I will be working with the sweet potato pathogen and type species C. fimbriata, the Eucalyptus pathogen C. eucalypticola and lastly C. manginecans, a pathogen of mango and Acacia amongst others.