Erica received her PhD from James Cook University (Australia) and has broad interests in ecology, evolution and reproductive biology.
Her work in the Gemmell Lab applies transcriptome sequencing and comparative genomic approaches to explore the molecular basis of female to male sex reversal in sequentially hermaphroditic fishes, including the common New Zealand Spotty wrasse.
Her past research and current collaborative projects span population genetics, phytogeography and mating system biology, and include investigating how climatic, landscape and disease processes shape biodiversity in freshwater turtles and frogs.
Telephone: +64 (03) 470 3402
Fax: +64 (03) 479 7254
Department of Anatomy, University of Otago
Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution http://www.allanwilsoncentre.ac.nz
BBC's Crowd Science "Why do Some Animals Change Sex?"
Otago University media release following MBE publication on sneaker males
Erica V Todd, Hui Liu, Melissa S Lamm, Jodi T Thomas, Kim Rutherford, Kelly C Thompson, John R Godwin, Neil J Gemmell (2017). Female mimicry by sneaker males has a transcriptomic signature in both the brain and gonad in a sex changing fish. Molecular Biology and Evolution, msx293, https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msx293
Alexander Goikoetxea, Erica V. Todd, Neil J. Gemmell (2017). Stress and sex: does cortisol mediate sex change in fish? Reproduction, V. 154: Is. 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1530/REP-17-0408
JT Thomas, EV Todd, H Liu, MS Lamm, K Rutherford, JR Godwin, PM Lokman, NJ Gemmell (2017). Investigating early genetic regulators of sex change in labrid fish. The proceedings of the 238th meeting of the OMSRS. The New Zealand Medical Journal (Online), 130(1461), 88-92. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1939527023?accountid=14700
Liu H, Todd EV, Lokman MP, Lamm MS, Godwin JR, Gemmell NJ (2017). Sexual plasticity: a fishy tale. Molecular Reproduction and Development 84:171-194. **Invited review for a themed issue on ‘Hermaphrodism and Sexual Determination’. https://doi.org/10.1002/mrd.22691