Dr Kim Shaddick

PhD supervisors: Prof L Beheregaray, Dr D Gilligan (DPI NSW) & Prof D Briscoe (Macquarie)

Kim completed her PhD in the lab in 2011, working on the phylogeography, conservation genetics and management of Australian Bass and Estuary Perch in southeastern Australia. This was part of an ARC Linkage project based in the lab and in collaboration with DPI NSW on population genetics and conservation management of perches and Australian bass. Kim’s other interests include molecular ecology, conservation genetics and evolution.

Her research experience prior to joining the lab include:

 – The Recovery and Characterisation of Integrons from Environmental Bacteria. Research conducted for honours (with Prof M Gillings).
– The Phenoloxidase Cascade in Tunicates. Research conducted for honous (with A/Prof D Raftos).
– Population Substructure, Gene Flow and Mating Systems (with Dr A Stow, Prof D Briscoe and Prof A Beattie).
– Sperm Competition in the Cannibalistic Orb Web Spider (with A/Prof M Herbestein and K Robinson).
– Antimicrobial Activity of Sea Urchin Coelomic Fluid (with A/Prof D Raftos).

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– Butt, D., Shaddick, K., and Raftos, D. (2006). The effect of low salinity on phenoloxidase activity in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerate. Aquaculture 251, 159-166

– Vandenberg, R.J., Shaddick, K. and Ju, Peng-chu (2007) Molecular basis for substrate discrimination by glycine transporters. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282(19):14447-53.

– Shaddick K, Burridge CP, Jerry DR, Schwartz TS, Truong K, Gilligan DM, Beheregaray LB (2011) A hybrid zone and bidirectional introgression between two catadromous species: Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata and estuary perch Macquaria colonorumJournal of Fish Biology 79, 1214–1235.

– Shaddick K, Gilligan DM, Burridge CP, Jerry DR, Truong K, BEHEREGARAY LB (2011) Historical divergence with contemporary connectivity in a catadromous fish, the estuary perch (Macquaria colonorum). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68, 304–318.