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Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Anatomy
Research summary
Evolution, genomics and development


Eddy Dowle received her PhD at Massey University (New Zealand) and has research interests in evolution, genomics and development. Her work at Otago University focuses on using genomic techniques (transcriptomics and bi-sulphite sequencing) to understand how parasites manipulate the behaviour of normally terrestrial insect hosts to seek water. Her previous work has focused on using genomic techniques to explore genetic diversity and environmental adaptation in several invertebrate species.


Toxopeus, J., Dowle, E. J., Andaloori, L., & Ragland, G. J. (2024). Variation in thermal sensitivity of diapause development among individuals and over time predicts life history timing in a univoltine insect. American Naturalist. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1086/729515 Journal - Research Article

Dowle, E. J., Trewick, S. A., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2024). Fossil-calibrated phylogenies of Southern cave wētā show dispersal and extinction confound biogeographic signal. Royal Society Open Science, 11, 231118. doi: 10.1098/rsos.231118 Journal - Research Article

Bhattarai, U. R., Poulin, R., Gemmell, N. J., & Dowle, E. (2024). Genome assembly and annotation of the mermithid nematode Mermis nigrescens. Genes Genomes Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/g3journal/jkae023 Journal - Research Article

Miller, A., Baker, C., Brosnahan, C., Dowle, E., Gemmell, N., Geoghegan, J., … Pande, A. (2023). Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples help to investigate potential wildlife disease. Proceedings of the Genetics Otago (GO) Annual Symposium & Workshops. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Kardailsky, A., Dowle, E., Matthaei, C., Gemmell, N., & Jeunen, G.-J. (2023). Biomonitoring of freshwater streams using bulk eDNA and CRISPR-Cas enrichment. Proceedings of the 1st Australian & New Zealand Environmental DNA (eDNA) Conference: Innovation & Application. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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