Kolesnikow, Tassia 1966-

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KOLESNIKOW, Tassia 1966-

PERSONAL: Born October 8, 1966, in Bangkok, Thailand; daughter of Victor (a computer consultant and land developer) and Janet (a land developer; maiden name, Miller) Kolesnikow; married Steven Sonnabend (divorced); married Rich Cavicchioli (a science educator), August 8, 1994; children: (second marriage) Karu, Xanda. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, B.S., 1987, Ph.D., 1994. Politics: "None." Hobbies and other interests: Exploring Southeast Asia and the Australian bush, backpacking, scuba diving, playing violin in a chamber group, storytelling, "a long-running game of Dungeons and Dragons."

ADDRESSES: Home—7 Hovea Pl., Grays Point, New South Wales 2232, Australia. E-mail—[email protected] hotmail.com.

CAREER: University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, research associate and head of molecular biology research, 1994-2000, lecturer, writer, Web site designer, and scientific consultant, 2000—. Sci-Capital Propriety Ltd., scientific consultant, 2001-02; Ingenuity Systems, Inc., scientific consultant, 2001-02. Teacher of workshops on forensic DNA analysis to gifted high school students, 1995-2000; volunteer science teacher at primary schools; workshop presenter.

MEMBER: Regional Writers Network.

AWARDS, HONORS: Postdoctoral fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, 1994.


Sexually Transmitted Disease, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2003.

Coauthor of episodes for the television series Totally Wild, Australian Broadcasting Corp., 1997, 1998. Contributor to books, including Genome Diversity and the Molecular Approach, Harcourt Brace International (London, England), 1997. Contributor to periodicals, including Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Infection and Immunity, and Microbiology. Guest coeditor, Bailliere's Clinical Infectious Diseases: International Practice and Research, 1997.

WORK IN PROGRESS: One Virus . . . , a children's picture book, counting with microbes instead of farm animals; The Sunday Paper, or Sunday, Muddy Sunday!, fiction for children; short stories and rhymes for children; research on the life of Paganini; research on the Australian Outback.