Key Info

  • Position Title
    PhD Student, Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics

Email Alex Summerell


I am currently a PhD student at the University of Technology Sydney and in the ACWG. My project is in wildlife forensics, and is focusing on the illegal trade of short beaked echidnas. I am performing population genomic analyses on many echidna samples donated from a number of Australian zoos, and the information I collect will be used to determine if traded echidnas have been illegally taken from the wild or from valid captive breeding sources. My background and interests include forensic biology, wildlife forensics and molecular biology.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of ANZFSS and ISFG


  • Bachelor of Forensic Biology in Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science