Research Fellow, Griffith University

I am a Research Fellow in the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution.

Sally Wasef is a research fellow in paleogenetics. Sally’s primary focus over the past 10 years has been the study of ancient DNA from the Egyptian mummies. While living in Egypt she contributed to research projects aimed at using molecular techniques to reveal the family relationships between the Royal Egyptian mummies related to King Tutankhamun. For her PhD at Griffith University, she used the ancient DNA from Egyptian Sacred Ibis animal mummies as a model for evolution. She is currently working as a Post-doc at Griffith University, to study Australian Aboriginal population history.


  • –present
    PhD student in Ancient DNA and Molecular evolution, Griffith University


  • 2005 
    Manchester University , MSc.