Principal Research Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science
Nicole is a Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Her research career has unified around studies of reef invertebrate holobionts (host and associated microbial communities) with a particular focus on investigating how microscopic life contributes to the function and fitness of host organisms. Nicole mentors a dynamic team of early-career researchers who explore the various roles microbes play in coral reef health and adaptation. In particular, Nicole assists them translate this research into strategic tools for reef management. Nicole balances her research with parenting three wonderful children, a puppy and a budgie.