Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London


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Joe Colgan Postdoctoral researcher

I am a postdoctoral researcher interested how organisms respond to environmental stress. My research project focuses on population and comparative genomics of wild bumblebee species.

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Research interests

    • Population and comparative genomics
    • Transcriptomic and proteomics
    • Insect immunity

Skills and Experiences

    • Animal handling: Bumblebees
    • Molecular skills: DNA, RNA, protein extractions; RT-/qPCR
    • Computational: Bash, R, python
    • Teaching: Junior freshman biology tutor, Trinity College Dublin (2012-2014)

Publications

  1. Impact of controlled neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebees in a realistic field setting. 2016. AN Arce, TI David, EL Randall, A Ramos Rodrigues, TJ Colgan, Y Wurm, RJ Gill. Journal of Applied Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12792.
  2. A Proteomic Investigation of Hepatic Resistance to Ascaris in a Murine Model. 2016. G Deslyper, TJ Colgan, AJR Cooper, CV Holland, JC Carolan. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004837
  3. A depauperate immune repertoire precedes evolution of sociality in bees. 2015. SM Barribeau, BM Sadd, L Du Plessis, MJF Brown, SD Buechel, K Cappelle, JC Carolan, OChristiaens, TJ Colgan, S Erler, J Evans, S Helbing, E Karaus, HMG Lattorff, M Marxer, I Meeus, K Näpflin, J Niu, R Schmid-Hempel, G Smagghe, RM Waterhouse, N Yu, EM Zdobnov, P Schmid-Hempel. Genome Biology , doi: DOI: 10.1186/s13059-015-0628-y
  4. The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization. 2015. Bumblebee Genome Consortium (incuding TJ Colgan). Genome Biology , doi: DOI: 10.1186/s13059-015-0623-3
  5. Polyphenism in social insects: insights from a transcriptome-wide analysis of gene expression in the life stages of the key pollinator, Bombus terrestris 2011. TJ Colgan, JC Carolan, SJ Bridgett, S Sumner, ML Blaxter, MJF Brown. BMC Genomics , doi: DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-623