I'm an associate lecturer in statistics at the University of Adelaide. My areas of interest are bioinformatics, phylogenetics and biostatistics, with a focus on human history and the geographic distributions of alleles. I'm an early career researcher, and love tackling any statistical problem.
In this project we develop the necessary statistical techniques to analyze ancient DNA datasets to address important phylogenetic and population dynamic questions, such as the peopling of Australia and South America, and investigating the genetic diversity of Australia's endemic marsupials.
Llamas, B., Fehren-Schmitz L., Valverde G., Soubrier J., Mallick S., Rohland N., et al.
(2016). Ancient mitochondrial DNA provides high-resolution time scale of the peopling of the Americas. Science Advances. 2(4), doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1501385
Soubrier, J., Gower G., Chen K., Richards S. M., Llamas B., Mitchell K. J., et al.
(2016). Early cave art and ancient DNA record the origin of European bison. Nature Communications. 7, doi: 10.1038/ncomms13158