👋 Hi, I’m Joe.

  • I’m a structural biologist (I study the shape of protein molecules to understand how they work).

  • I’m a protein engineer (I think about ways we can re-design protein molecules so that we can use them to do useful stuff).

  • I’m an evolutionary biochemist (I study the evolutionary processes and physical mechanisms that facilitate and constrain the diversification of biological molecules).

  • I’m a life-long student and teacher.

  • I’m a traveller and lover of the outdoors (see my other blog, Tasmanian Traveller).

  • And I’m really glad you’re here.

  • I’d love to hear from you - contact me.

My Background

See my full CV here.

Current Position

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian National University, 2020 -


  • Ph.D., Australian National University, 2020
  • Ph.B., Australian National University, 2014 (A research-focused science degree, including First Class Honours)

Honors and Awards

  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Fellowship, 2019
  • ANU Research School of Chemistry Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, 2016
  • Research School of Chemistry PhD Scholarship, 2016
  • Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship, 2016
  • ANU University Medal in Chemistry, 2014
  • National Undergraduate Scholarship, 2011