Dr. Erica Todd

EricaAfter almost six years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Gemmell group, Dr Erica Todd has left us to take up a new position as Lecturer in Marine Genomics at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia.

She remains a collaborator of the Gemmell Lab with her expertise in appliying transcriptome sequencing and comparative genomic approaches to explore female to male sex reversal in fish, as her skills are unvaluable to the molecular basis of sex reversal project in our group.

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Media Highlights:

 BBC's Crowd Science "Why do Some Animals Change Sex?"

Otago University media release following MBE publication on sneaker males

NZ Herald

Radio NZ interview with Jesse Mulligan


Recent Publications:

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

Todd EV, Black MA, Gemmell NJ (2016). The power and promise of RNA-seq in ecology and evolution. Molecular Ecology 5:1224-1241. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13526
Thomas JT, Liu H, Todd EV, Gemmell NJ (In Press). Sex Change in Fish. In: Flaws J, Jegou B, McCarrey J, Niederberger C, Simon C, Skinner M, Sperncer T, Swanson P, Yan W (eds.). Encyclopaedia of Reproduction. 2nd ed. Elsevier. **Invited contribution.

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