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Dr Craig Marshall

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry

Dr Craig MarshallCraig's research is focused on cold adaptations; specifically, organisms that live in cold places. Most of the world's organisms tolerate freeze-thaw cycles—some freeze, others super cool; all have strategies to cope with sub-zero temperatures.

In particular, Craig's work centres on:

  • What pathways are important in cold tolerance?
  • How do proteins protect against freezing or ice damage?
  • How do enzymes function at low temperatures?
  • What other factors cause stress at low temperatures?

Craig's work also involves identifying proteins important in ice formation, and in identifying genes that are associated with freezing and thawing in an Antarctic nematode, Panagrolaimus davidi.

Graig Marshall's profile on the Department of Biochemistry website

Teaching

Craig teaches in GENE 411 Current Topics in Genetics.

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Publications

Papetti, C., Windisch, H. S., La Mesa, M., Lucassen, M., Marshall, C., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). Non-Antarctic notothenioids: Past phylogenetic history and contemporary phylogeographic implications in the face of environmental changes. Marine Genomics, 25. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.11.007

Marshall, C. J., Basu, K., & Davies, P. L. (2016). Ice-shell purification of ice-binding proteins. Cryobiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2016.03.009

Kasparova, E., Van de Putte, A. P., Marshall, C., & Janko, K. (2015). Lifestyle and ice: The relationship between ecological specialization and response to Pleistocene climate change. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0138766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138766

Raymond, M. R., Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2014). Nematodes from the Victoria Land coast, Antarctica and comparisons with cultured Panagrolaimus davidi. Antarctic Science, 26(1), 15-22. doi: 10.1017/S0954102013000230

Thorne, M. A. S., Kagoshima, H., Clark, M. S., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2014). Molecular analysis of the cold tolerant Antarctic nematode, Panagrolaimus davidi. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e104526. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104526

Journal - Research Article

Papetti, C., Windisch, H. S., La Mesa, M., Lucassen, M., Marshall, C., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). Non-Antarctic notothenioids: Past phylogenetic history and contemporary phylogeographic implications in the face of environmental changes. Marine Genomics, 25. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.11.007

Marshall, C. J., Basu, K., & Davies, P. L. (2016). Ice-shell purification of ice-binding proteins. Cryobiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2016.03.009

Kasparova, E., Van de Putte, A. P., Marshall, C., & Janko, K. (2015). Lifestyle and ice: The relationship between ecological specialization and response to Pleistocene climate change. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0138766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138766

Raymond, M. R., Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2014). Nematodes from the Victoria Land coast, Antarctica and comparisons with cultured Panagrolaimus davidi. Antarctic Science, 26(1), 15-22. doi: 10.1017/S0954102013000230

Thorne, M. A. S., Kagoshima, H., Clark, M. S., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2014). Molecular analysis of the cold tolerant Antarctic nematode, Panagrolaimus davidi. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e104526. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104526

Hawes, T. C., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2014). A 9kDa antifreeze protein from the Antarctic springtail, Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni. Cryobiology, 69(1), 181-183. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2014.07.001

MacKenzie, A. L., & Marshall, C. (2014). Polysaccharidases in the crystalline styles of selectively bred greenshell mussel (Perna canaliculus Gmelin) families. Journal of Shellfish Research, 33(3), 687-694. doi: 10.2983/035.033.0303

MacKenzie, A. L., & Marshall, C. (2014). Proteins in the crystalline styles of the marine mussels Perna Canaliculus Gmelin and Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck. Journal of Shellfish Research, 33(3), 673-685. doi: 10.2983/035.033.0302

Raymond, M. R., Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2013). Factors determining nematode distributions at Cape Hallett and Gondwana station, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 25(3), 347-357. doi: 10.1017/S0954102012001162

Van de Putte, A. P., Janko, K., Kasparova, E., Maes, G. E., Rock, J., Koubbi, P., … Marshall, C. (2012). Comparative phylogeography of three trematomid fishes reveals contrasting genetic structure patterns in benthic and pelagic species. Marine Genomics, 8, 23-34. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2012.05.002

MacKenzie, L. A., Selwood, A. I., & Marshall, C. (2012). Isolation and characterization of an enzyme from the Greenshell™ mussel Perna canaliculus that hydrolyses pectenotoxins and esters of okadaic acid. Toxicon, 60(3), 406-419. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.05.005

Hawes, T. C., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2012). Ultraviolet radiation tolerance of the Antarctic springtail, Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni. Antarctic Science, 24(2), 147-153. doi: 10.1017/S0954102011000812

Janko, K., Marshall, C., Musilová, Z., Van Houdt, J., Couloux, A., Cruaud, C., & Lecointre, G. (2011). Multilocus analyses of an Antarctic fish species flock (Teleostei, Notothenioidei, Trematominae): Phylogenetic approach and test of the early-radiation event. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 60(3), 305-316. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.008

Hawes, T. C., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2011). Antifreeze proteins in the Antarctic springtail, Gressittacantha terranova. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 181(6), 713-719. doi: 10.1007/s00360-011-0564-4

Wharton, D. A., Selvanesan, L., & Marshall, C. J. (2010). Ice-active proteins from New Zealand snow tussocks, Chionochloa macra and c. Rigida. CryoLetters, 31(3), 239-248.

Isely, N., Lamare, M., Marshall, C., & Barker, M. (2009). Expression of the DNA repair enzyme, photolyase, in developmental tissues and larvae, and in response to ambient UV-R in the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 85(5), 1168-1176. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2009.00566.x

Wharton, D. A., Pow, B., Kristensen, M., Ramløv, H., & Marshall, C. J. (2009). Ice-active proteins and cryoprotectants from the New Zealand alpine cockroach, Celatoblatta quinquemaculata. Journal of Insect Physiology, 55(1), 27-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2008.09.007

Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2009). How do terrestrial Antarctic organisms survive in their harsh environment? Journal of Biology, 8, 39. doi: 10.1186/jbiol142

Smith, T., Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2008). Cold tolerance of an Antarctic nematode that survives intracellular freezing: Comparisons with other nematode species. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 178(1), 93-100. doi: 10.1007/s00360-007-0202-3

Kumble, K. D., Demmer, J., Fish, S., Hall, C., Corrales, S., DeAth, A., … Luxmanan, S., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2008). Characterization of a family of ice-active proteins from the Ryegrass, Lolium perenne. Cryobiology, 57(3), 263-268. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2008.09.005

Janko, K., Lecointre, G., DeVries, A., Couloux, A., Cruaud, C., & Marshall, C. (2007). Did glacial advances during the Pleistocene influence differently the demographic histories of benthic and pelagic Antarctic shelf fishes? Inferences from intraspecific mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence diversity. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7, 220. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-220

Wharton, D. A., Wilson, P. W., Mutch, J. S., Marshall, C. J., & Lim, M. (2007). Recrystallization inhibition assessed by splat cooling and optical recrystallometry. CryoLetters, 28(1), 61-68.

Lamare, M. D., Barker, M. F., Lesser, M. P., & Marshall, C. (2006). DNA photorepair in echinoid embryos: Effects of temperature on repair rate in Antarctic and non-Antarctic species. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209, 5017-5028. doi: 10.1242/jeb.02598

Wharton, D. A., Barrett, J., Goodall, G., Marshall, C. J., & Ramløv, H. (2005). Ice-active proteins from the Antarctic nematode Panagrolaimus davidi. Cryobiology, 51, 198-207.

Wharton, D. A., Downes, M. F., Goodall, G., & Marshall, C. J. (2005). Freezing and cryoprotective dehydration in an Antarctic nematode (Panagrolaimus davidi) visualised using a freeze substitution technique. Cryobiology, 50, 21-28.

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