Originally from North Canterbury, Anna came to Otago in 2015 and completed a BSc majoring in Genetics. Her combined interest in molecular biology and conservation lead her to pursue an MSc in Genetics. The project is investigating candidate fertility genes that have the potential to be used in mammalian genetic pest control systems, namely gene drives. To date, a systematic literature review has been conducted to identify a list of 20 sex-biased fertility genes. This research will help improve the understanding of fertility based gene drives in mammalian systems and help inform pest control decisions moving towards NZ's Predator Free 2050 ambitions.