Entering research aquatics in 2004 at the University of Adelaide's Adelaide Zebrafish Facility, Jason has more than a decade’s experience with the operations and management of zebrafish facilities, and was recruited to the UQBR team in November 2011.

Jason has a BSc majoring in Marine and Molecular Biology, and qualified with Honours in Directed Evolution from Flinders University before further developing his management skills by completing a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration at the University of Adelaide.

Jason has an international profile in the zebrafish community, speaking at international meetings on various elements of zebrafish culture.  He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association (ANZLAA) and the Zebrafish Husbandry Association, an organisation for which he served as Vice President in 2009.

Jason is passionate about delivering world-class standards for aquatics research, with a keen interest in zebrafish larviculture and life support condition of RAS aquaria.