Dr Erin Hahn

Postdoctoral Fellow


Have you ever dreamt of traveling back in time to prevent existential threats such as bushfires and rising sea levels? Unfortunately, we cannot change the timeline but we can look at clues from our past to inform the decisions we make to protect our future.

In the absence of a time machine, Dr. Erin Hahn collects historical clues at the Australian National Wildlife Collection. Erin gathers information about the effects of environmental change by looking at the DNA of historical specimens. She then communicates her findings to support endangered species rehabilitation programs and influence decision-making. As a conservationist who gets overly excited by huge data files consisting of As, Cs, Ts and Gs, Erin is dedicated to supporting emerging women in STEM in aligning their skills with their passions.

Erin received her PhD in Genomics from the University of Arizona in 2016, picking up a National Science Foundation traineeship and two daughters during her studies. While at UA, Erin served as a founding board member of the Tucson Women in STEM (TWiSTEM) advocacy group. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO with the Environomics Future Science Platform.

Dr Erin Hahn is a Superstar of STEM.