Mr Moshe Jasper

Research Assistant
The University of Melbourne

Moshe is a research assistant at The University of Melbourne.

His research focuses on understanding the genetic structure of threatened native and pest species across Australia, especially how kinship measures can inform our understanding of dispersal and admixture processes within and between local populations.

An additional area of research involves developing new LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) assays to quickly and robustly detect endosymbiont presence or insecticide resistance in insects in a field context.

In the context of this project, Moshe is examining the spread of genetic character from outgroup mountain pygmy possums through the Mt Buller population from a kinship perspective, enabling an appreciation of the relative impacts of the different source releases.