Damian started working with Dr Andrzej Kilian in 1998, when the team was based at Cambia. He started out as a research technician, then completed his PhD in 2006 from the Australian National University and was involved in the development of some of the original Diversity Arrays microarray technology.

With a background in biochemistry and molecular biology, Damian’s PhD work explored genome complexity reduction methods for rice and mouse, both in the lab and in-silico.

Originally from Canberra, Damian now lives nearby on a small farm with his partner, daughter and a range of animals including llamas. His other interests include playing ultimate frisbee, gardening and photography.