Dr Erin Hahn

Erin is a conservation geneticist developing cost-effective airDNA capture devices that can be produced at-scale, deployed by anyone, and processed in high-throughput.

Erin is Research Scientist at the Australian National Wildlife Collection within the National Research Collections Australia. She is a conservation geneticist specialising in genomic and epigenomic analysis of museum specimens and environmental samples to gain insight into temporal ecosystem response.

Prior to initiating her current research program, she completed an Environomics FSP postdoc through which she developed methods to extract genomic and epigenomic data from century-old formalin-preserved museum specimens. Her work has opened millions of historical museum specimens to previously unthinkable molecular interrogation.

Erin is a passionate science communicator and Science and Technology Australia Superstar of STEM alumnus. Originally from the USA, Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in genomics from the University of Arizona where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow.