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Dr Kate Rawlinson

Dr Kate Rawlinson

Janet Thornton Fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Research Associate, Department of Zoology.

(Graduate Student Departmental Mentor)


Office Phone: 01223 497177/ 01223 334452

Research Interests

My research focuses on the development, photobiology and biological rhythms of marine and parasitic invertebrates with a particular emphasis on flatworms that impact human health and interests. I am currently working on the photobiology and biological rhythms of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni to understand larval dispersal and host-parasite interactions. I am also also working with collaborators at the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University to understand and mitigate the impact of coral-eating flatworms on the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Key Publications

Mouahid G, Rognon A, de Carvalho AR, Driguez P, Geyer K, Karinshak S, Luviano N, Mann V, Quack T, Rawlinson KA, Wendt G, Grunau C,  Moné H (2018). Transplantation of schistosome sporocysts between host snails: a video guide. Wellcome Open Res. 3:3.

 

Egger B, Lapraz F, Tomiczek B, Müller S, Dessimoz C, Girstmair J, Škunca N, Rawlinson KA, Cameron C, Beli E, Todaro MA, Gammoudi M, Noreña C, Telford MJ (2015). A transcriptomic-phylogenomic analysis of the evolutionary relationships of flatworms. Curr. Biol. 25: 1-7. 

 

Rawlinson KA (2014) The diversity, development and evolution of polyclad flatworm larvae. BMC EvoDevo 5: 9.

 

Lapraz F, Rawlinson KA, Girstmair J, Tomiczek B, Berger J, Jékely G, Telford M, Egger B (2013) Put a tiger in your tank: the polyclad flatworm Maritigrella crozieri as a proposed model for evo-devo. BMC EvoDevo 4: 29 (Highly accessed).

 

Rawlinson KA and Stella JS (2012) Discovery of the corallivorous polyclad flatworm, Amakusaplana acroporae, on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia – the first report from the wild. PLoS ONE 7: e42240.

 

Rawlinson KA, GillisJA, Billings RE, Borneman EH (2011) Taxonomy and life history of the Acropora-eating polyclad flatworm: Amakusaplana acroporae nov. sp. (Polycladida, Prosthiostomidae) Coral Reefs 30: 693-705.

 

Rawlinson KA,  (2010) Embryonic and post-embryonic development of the polyclad flatworm Maritigrella crozieri; implications for the evolution of spiralian life history traits. Front. Zool. 7: 12.

 

Rawlinson KA (2008) Biodiversity of coastal polyclad flatworm assemblages in the wider Caribbean. Mar. Biol. 153: 769-778.

 

Rawlinson KA, Davenport J and Barnes DKA (2004) Diurnal vertical migration strategies with respect to advection and stratification in a semi-enclosed lough: a comparison of mero- and holozooplankton. Mar. Biol. 144: 935-946.

Other Publications

Gillis JA, Rawlinson KA, Bell J, Lyon WS, Baker CVH, Shubin NH (2011) Holocephalan embryos provide evidence for gill arch appendage reduction and opercular evolution in cartilaginous fishes. Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108: 1507-1512.

 

Barnes DKA and Rawlinson KA (2009). Traditional coastal invertebrate fisheries in southwest Madagascar. JMBA 89: 1589-1596.

 

Rawlinson KA, Bolaños DM, Liana MK and Litvaitis MK (2008). Reproduction, Development and Parental Care of two direct developing flatworms (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida: Acotylea). J. Nat. Hist. 42: 2173-2192.

 

Rawlinson KA and Litvaitis MK (2008) Cotylea (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida): A Cladistic Analysis of Morphology. Invert. Biol. 127: 121-138.

 

Sims DW, Wearmouth VJ, Southall EJ, Hill J, Moore P, Rawlinson KA, Hutchinson N, Budd GC, Metcalfe JD, Nash JP and Morritt D (2006) Hunt warm, rest cool: Bioenergetic efficiency underlying diel vertical migration of a benthic shark. J. Anim. Ecol. 75: 176-190.

 

Rawlinson KA, Davenport J and Barnes DKA (2005) Temporal variation in diversity and community structure of a semi-isolated neuston community. Proc. Roy. Ir. Acad. 105: 107-122.

 

Rawlinson KA, Davenport J and Barnes DKA (2005) Tidal exchange of zooplankton between Lough Hyne and the adjacent coast. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 62: 205-215.