Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Luke Gierus is a Doctor of Philosophy student at the University of Adelaide. He is currently supervised by Professor Paul Thomas and Dr. Owain Edwards.
The focus of Luke's research is to develop strategies to facilitate in the humane suppression of invasive rodents through modification of naturally-occurring meiotic drive systems.
Luke's research is centred around developing novel gene drive methods to humanely suppress invasive rodent populations. These strategies utilise CRISPR/Cas9 and the t haplotype system to create a gene drive while investigating control strategies.
Luke also has a keen interest in modifying and improving CRISPR/Cas9 and similar systems including prime editing.
Members of the Genome Editing Laboratory, 2020: Ashleigh Geiger, Dr Gelshan Godahewa, Ya-han Kang, Joshua Chey, Professor Paul Thomas, Michaela Scherer, Jayshen Arudkumar, Dr Chandran Pfitzner, Caleb Lushington, Luke Gierus, Melissa White, Sandra Sandra Piltz, Dr Mark Bunting,
Not pictured: Dr Fatwa Adikusuma, Dr Stefka Tahseva.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2019 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours) 2016 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
Date Title Institution name Country 2017 Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement Award The University of Adelaide — 2016 Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement Award The University of Adelaide —
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