Younis is a PhD student under the supervision of Simon Ho, Yi-Kai Tea, and Anthony Gill (Chau Chak Wing Museum).
Younis completed an Honours degree in Marine Science in 2022. His Honours research involved a taxonomic revision of the Eastern Wirrah Acanthistius ocellatus, and potentially redescribing the Orange-lined Wirrah Acanthistius paxtoni. Younis studied these two species using morphological (skeletal features, counts of fin rays, scales, and other body features and measurements) and molecular evidence.
Younis has a social media presence on Instagram (@ym_fishing), where he actively posts all things fish – either regarding his research or favourite hobby, fishing.