Kaylyn Tousignant

Meet Kaylyn Davis Tousignant – communicating the gut microbiome to the public!

Promoting health to others is the biggest driving factor for Kaylyn Davis Tousignant – Scientific Writer with gut microbiome analysis company Microba. Kaylyn is a recent PhD student who has submitted her thesis and is awaiting graduation. She received her Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Biology in 2015 and completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2019. In 2015 she received the Lumen Prize Research Award. She is a Scientific Writer who works hard to stay up to date on the latest research and translates the information into laymen content for a generalist audience.

Dr Nicola Angel

Meet Dr Nicola Angel – heading up an Australian gut microbiome sequencing laboratory!

Dr Nicola Angel wants to see Australian scientists progress to make meaningful impacts globally, particularly in the area of gut microbiome analysis and research guided treatment breakthroughs. Nicola is the Head of Laboratory Operations for Brisbane-based Microba’s production laboratory and NATA accredited clinical test. Her role is busy, complex, detailed and covers many areas of operations which she says are ‘interesting’ and ‘dynamic’. She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours I and a Doctorate of Philosophy. She started her training in immunology and drug discovery and design and went on to work in research, management, consultancy and service provision throughout the career.