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About Associate Professor Kirsten Benkendorff

Associate Professor Kirsten Benkendorff BSc(Mq), PhD(UoW)
Associate Professor Benkendorff's research program is focused on the bioresource value of marine molluscs. She has made significant contributions towards the development of marine molluscs as indicators for assessing human impacts on intertidal reefs. She has developed a suite of assays for assessing disease resistance in molluscs to reduce mortality in aquaculture and predict the effects of global climate change. She is also investigating the development of marine molluscs for human medicine and has identified a promising anticancer agent that is currently undergoing preclinical trials. Dr Benkendorff is the Vice president of the Australasian Malacological Society.


2016 Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University School of Environment, Science and Engineering

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3755


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