Rachael Lappan

Postdoctoral Fellow
Monash University

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I completed my PhD in 2019 at The University of Western Australia on the microbiome of ear infections in children. I am excited by persistent microbes in unusual places. Now a postdoctoral fellow at Monash University, I am exploring microbial communities in informal settlements, the desert, the ocean and the aerosphere and am very interested in delving into extreme microbiology and astrobiology.