Senior Research Officer
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8659
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Biological Sciences 2015 – University of Waikato
Master of Science (MSc), First Class Honours, Biological Sciences 2009 – University of Waikato
Bachelor of Science (Technology) 2008 – University of Waikato
New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS)
New Zealand Microbial Ecology Consortium (NZMEC)
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)
Kevin is a Senior Research Officer with primary research interest in microbial ecology, with particular focus in distinct microbial communities from extreme environments, and how the microorganisms adapt to the challenging. As a PhD student at the University of Waikato, he characterised the first cultivated species within the new described bacterial phylum Armatimonadetes and made several fundamental discoveries in this area. Members of the phylum has since been detected in a wide range of environments. Since joining Auckland University of Technology in 2015, Kevin has worked extensively with fellow researchers and students in studying microbial communities and genetics through bioinformatics and biostatistics. Kevin is experienced in molecular biology, environmental microbiome studies, and the collection and analysis of high-throughput sequencing datasets.
Lee, C.-Y. K. The Physiological and Ecological Characterisation of the First Cultivated Species of the Candidate Division OP10. (University of Waikato, 2010).