Linda Shearwin

Dr Linda Shearwin

Post-Doctoral Research Officer

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research is focussed on the identification of genes and their functional characterisation using bioinformatic, molecular and synthetic biology techniques. Currently in the Laboratory of Comparative Genome Biology in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Science, my research centres on the molecular analysis of monotremes, egg-laying mammals which diverged 166 million years ago from other mammals. The platypus and echidna are the only living representatives of this group and as such provide a unique system in which to study mammalian evolution. Research in the Laboratory of Comparative Genome Biology, led by Prof. Frank Grutzner, has shown that monotremes lack the system of sex determination found in other mammals. I am studying candidate genes which control sex determination in these basal mammals. 

I lead the Genetics 3111 Practical Component in Genes, Genomes and Molecular Evolution III course that is associated with Prof. Frank Grutzner's lecture series. I am currently co-supervising a Masters in Biotechnology and a Doctor of Philosophy Student. 

  • Position: Post-Doctoral Research Officer
  • Phone: 83137513
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 4362
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Molecular Life Sciences, floor 2
  • Room: 2 13
  • Org Unit: Molecular and Biomedical Science

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