Congratulations to Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell finalist in the 2019 SA Scientist Awards – PhD Research Excellence for her PhD in the evolution of cutaneous senses in marine snakes, University of Adelaide.
Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell is an influential scientist and science communicator who completed her thesis on the evolution of senses in sea snakes.
Dr Crowe-Riddell received the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence and published papers in high-impact journals, all appearing in the top five per cent of all Altmetric papers. She received outstanding examiner’s comments on her thesis, with one examiner remarking, “Based on the quality of this thesis, it is clear that Crowe-Riddell will be a leader in their field and is already one of the leading lights in sensory biology”.
In 2016, Dr Crowe-Riddell was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship, which enabled her to establish productive collaborations with world-class researchers in America.
She is passionate about increasing scientific literacy and communicating science in creative ways to diverse audiences. Dr Crowe-Riddell is a stand-up comedian, 2017 SA Fresh Scientist Finalist and science blogger. She is also an accomplished speaker, presenting at the University of Adelaide’s Open Day, Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science, and other conferences worldwide.
Dr Crowe-Riddell is continuing her fascinating research on the sensory evolution of snakes as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan.
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