Jenny Wang. Technical Officer, Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics, AMRI. May 2023

Key Info

  • Position Title
    Technical Officer, Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics
  • Branch
    Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics
    Australian Museum Research Institute

Jenny Wang developed a passion for evolutionary biology while completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney. Jenny became intrigued with biological research, which led her to undertake an honours project investigating the evolution of male pregnancy in seahorses. Jenny's research explored the seahorse reproductive microbiome and the expression of antimicrobial peptides during male pregnancy. It was during this year that Jenny was introduced to using molecular based methods in biological research.

Jenny joined the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics (ACWG) as a Technical Officer in 2023. In this role, she is responsible for the general maintenance of the DNA laboratories and also assists with molecular laboratory work for procedures such as species identification and avian sex determination. It is always exciting when the team can apply genomic techniques to obtain these key pieces of information from a sample.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney (2022)
  • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours Class I), University of Sydney (2023)