Michelle Guzik

Dr Michelle Guzik

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I work at the intersection of research and industry, applying new technologies to real-world problems. I am recognized for my ability to initiate, maintain and deliver on long-lasting external industry based research partnerships. 

As a research scientist I am passionate about leading national multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaborative teams. I currently lead a $4 million collaborative research and innovation program developing new genetic technologies to achieve biomonitoring solutions for legislative compliance and conservation management outcomes.

My executive roles include principal scientist of the dynamic Invertebrate Systematics and Biodiversity Lab @dnarthropods; School of Biological Sciences Associate Head Diversity and Inclusion; President of the scientific Society of Australian Systematic Biologists @SASBiologists and Co-chair of the Early and Mid Career Researcher Association @BioEMCRA at the University of Adelaide.

http://michelleguzik.com/

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Senior Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2014 Senior Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2020 Research Associate (affiliate) Western Australian Museum
    2005 - 2014 Post-doctoral Research Associate University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2000 - 2004 James Cook University Australia PhD
    1994 - 1998 La Trobe University Australia BSc (Hons)

2022 Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics Internal Research Funding SchemeThe University of Adelaide 

Science communication behind the scenes?: Interrogating the role of women in professional life sciences societies ($10,000) (co-Chief Investigator).

2021 BHP Contract Research ProjectSouth Australian Museum

Assessing the biodiversity and ecological value of the Great Artesian Basin springs (scoping project for a 2022 ARC Linkage Grant bid) ($196,186) (Chief Investigator)

2021 National Taxonomy Research Grant Program (NTRGP)Curtin University

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Biodiversity and systematics of Australian Bathynellacea (Crustacea): an ancient and diverse stygofaunal group in the arid zones of Australia (NTRGP: $300,000, co-funding (including industry cash): $291,336, in-kind: $221,168 (total $812,504)) (Co-investigator)

2020 BHP-Curtin University Alliance eDNA for Global Environment Studies (eDGES) programCurtin University

(BHP Social Benefit Fund) eDNA for subterranean and Great Artesian Basin fauna detection and conservation: $374,415 (Co-investigator) 

2019 ARC Linkage Projectthe University of Adelaide

eDNA underground: transforming assessment of subterranean ecosystems (ARC: $490,000, industry cash: $573,000 and in-kind: $710,978 (total $1,773,978)) (Silent Investigator)

2019 WABSI Contract Research the University of Adelaide

Transforming assessment of subterranean ecosystems using environmental DNA ($105,000) (Chief Investigator)

2014 ARC Linkage Project the University of Adelaide

Subterranean invertebrate communities of arid zone Western Australia: diversity, assessment and food-web structure (ARC: $350,000, industry cash: $168,000, in-kind: $225,000 (total $743,000)) (Silent Investigator)

2013 Mysteries of Lake Eyre Research Grant Scheme (Nature Foundation SA) the University of Adelaide

Community structure of Great Artesian Basin mound springs of North Western Lake Eyre ($3,500) (Chief Investigator)

2009 ARC Environmental Futures Network (Early Career Researcher) Grant the University of Adelaide

Statistical Phylogeography Workshop at AMNH South Western Research Station, Portal, New Mexico, USA ($3,000)

2008 ARC Environmental Futures Network (Early Career Researcher) Grant the University of Adelaide

National Postgraduate Training Workshop in Systematics funding ($20,000)

2006 ARC Environmental Futures Network (Early Career Researcher) Grant the University of Adelaide

Methodological advances essential for understanding the recent history of the Australian terrestrial Biota: Molecular Dates and Rates Workshop funding ($20,000)

2006 Australian Biological Resources Study Participatory Program Grants Scheme the University of Adelaide

Research Project: Systematics of the Australian Parabathynellidae (Crustacea: Bathynellacea) ($30,000) (Chief Investigator)

2000 Commonwealth Australian Postgraduate Award James Cook University

PhD Scholarship ($54,000)

2020 and 2019: SCIENCE 2300 – Principles & Practice of Research (Advanced) II. Tutorial format introduction to a novel topic of research, including setting and marking of an essay.

2018 and 2019: ENV BIOL 3535 – Research Methods in Evolutionary Biology III. Presentation of novel research methodologies to undergraduate students.

2011 and 2012: The University of Adelaide Summer Scholarship Program. Hosted an undergraduate student for six weeks, during their summer break, to conduct a small research project with laboratory work and analysis followed by write-up of a short report.

2009 – 2011: Evolution and Palaeontology III. Guest lecturer for three formal lectures and setting exam questions for undergraduate students.

2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018: Tutorials for the National Postgraduate Training Workshop in Systematics. Teaching two-day phylogenetics methodology tutorials.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Improving eDNA Methods for Groundwater Biomonitoring Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Milad Khosravi
    2020 Co-Supervisor Invertebrate Ecology of Disconnected and Highly Vulnerable Habitats Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brock Adam Hedges
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The systematics and biogeographic history of Australian arid zone oniscidean isopods (Philosciidae) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Danielle Nicole Stringer
    2012 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Contributions to the Systematics and Biogeography of the Mygalomorph Spider Families Migidae and Idiopidae in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Sophie Ellen Harrison
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Phylogenetics and Biogeography of Australian Subterranean Parabathynellidae Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kym Abrams
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83138244
  • Email: michelle.guzik@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134364
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Darling, floor G
  • Org Unit: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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