Dr Tamsyn Uren Webster

Lecturer, Biosciences
Store - 108
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


My research broadly focuses on the impacts of environmental challenges on animal and ecosystem health. I use molecular tools to elucidate mechanisms of adverse effect and, also, to establish whether, and how, organisms can adapt to changes in their environment. I am particularly interested in examining the potential for rapid adaptive responses to environmental stressors, such as those mediated via host-associated microbiomes and epigenetic mechanisms. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Sustainable aquaculture
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Microbiomes
  • Epigenetics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Environmental genomics

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am module coordinator for BIO258 Animal Physiology, examining ‘how animals work’ and how they respond to the environment and challenges within it. I also teach on BIO340 Professional Laboratory Skills, an intensive course focusing on molecular techniques.