Ph.D. Fisheries Studies, University of Tasmania,
Dr Melissa Martin is a researcher and lecturer from the School of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Her research interests are in taxonomy and phylogeny (morphological and molecular) of crustacean isopods and fish parasites. She is currently visiting SAIAB where she is collaborating with Dr Albert Chakona to revise the taxonomic status of selected freshwater fish species. In her presentation, she takes the opportunity to share her experiences from her undergraduate and postgraduate research in Malaysia and Australia, her current role as an academic and researcher in her university and discuss preliminary findings during her research visit at SAIAB.