Grace McCormack

Grace McCormackMembers of my research group are interested in evolution. We explore evolutionary relationships at different taxonomic levels and in different organisms. The main projects currently running in our lab are focused on the evolution of marine sponges, honeybees and viruses. We are applying multiple approaches/information that will inform our understanding of evolution, e.g. ultrastructure of cells and tissues using electron microscopy, bioactivity and the types of chemical compounds produced by sponges, the types and functional roles of bacteria living inside sponges, the genes and proteins used by sponges to make their skeletons, the plants that bees feed on, specifics of the environment that lead to adaptive evolution in bees and sponges, the genes that make some bees better able to resist pathogens, variation in behaviour of bees.

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Jose Maria Aguilar Camacho

 

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