I have recently completed my PhD of evolutionary biology in the Shine lab at the University of Sydney. My research focused on the interaction between life history strategies, polymorphisms and telomere dynamics. On a practical level my work has involved measuring telomeres using quantitative PCR and assessing the various methods of qPCR data analysis. Thus far I have worked with Australian painted dragons (Ctenophorus pictus) and red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) and eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki).


Now that I have finished my PhD I am looking to branch out into data analysis, ecological consulting and biochemical research.

Contact: nrollings2002@gmail.com


2014 - 2019

University of Sydney

PhD in evolutionary biology

2008 - 2011

University of Sydney

BSc (Hons.) - majors: biochemistry, chemistry, marine biology