The Education SIG is focussed on advancing microbiology education, and fostering networks, collaborations and professional development opportunities for educators in microbiology and the related sciences.
Dr Karena Waller is the current convenor of the Australian Society for Microbiology Education Special Interest Group. Karena is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Melbourne, and has over 20 years of experience in teaching microbiology and immunology at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and the USA. In addition to her role as lecturer and subject coordinator, Karena is also the Academic Programs Coordinator, Majors Coordinator and the Exchange/Global Mobility Coordinator for the Department, mentor for the Chancellors’ Scholars Program at the University, and a member of the Doherty Institute Education and Professional Development Committee. Karena is also Chair of the ASM Victorian Branch and a member of the ASM NEQB Committee.