Dr Russell Lyons

Science Leader - AGL

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science


Dr Russell Lyons joined the Animal Genetics Laboratory in late 2013, following 12 years of conducting research projects within CSIRO's Division of Livestock Industries as a research scientist. He obtained his PhD in Molecular parasitology at the University of Technology, Sydney in 1998, and spent the following 4 years as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Russell also obtained a Masters Degree in Agribusiness in 2012 at the University of Queensland.

Russell is an experienced research scientist with multi-disciplinary interests including aquaculture and animal genetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, parasitology and biomaterials research, all underpinned by his expertise in molecular biology. He is an experienced manager and mentor having supervised a number of staff and students both within CSIRO and universities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Master of Agribusiness, The University of Queensland


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