Dr. Grace McCormack

BSc, PhD

Contact Details

Personal Professor
Dept. of Zoology
NUI, Galway

T: Ext. 2321
E: grace.mccormack@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

History
Dec 2015-present:         
Personal Professor in Zoology , Zoology Dept. NUIG, Galway, Ireland
Nov 2004-Dec 2015:     
Senior Lecturer, Zoology Dept. NUIG, Galway, Ireland. 
April 2010-March 2015: 
Head of Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, NUIG.
Oct 2001-Sept 2004:     
Lecturer, Biology Dept. NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Mar 2000- Oct. 2001:     
Postdoctoral Molecular Biologist, Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Virus                                                      Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
Nov 1997- Mar 2000:     
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Zoology Dept., Natural History Museum, London, UK. 
June 1998:   PhD Zoology  University College Galway
Oct 1993:      BSc Zoology, University College Galway.

Research Interests

Molecular phylogenetics & population genetics of marine invertebrates with particular interest in sponges and echinoderms; taxonomy, classification and evolution in general; biodiscovery & biotechnology using Irish marine resources; molecular evolution of viruses.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Sulfated Steroid–Amino Acid Conjugates from the Irish Marine Sponge Polymastia boletiformis'
Smyrniotopoulos V, Rae M, Soldatou S, Ding Y,Wolff CW, McCormack GP, Coleman CM, Ferreira D and Tasdemir D. (2015) 'Sulfated Steroid–Amino Acid Conjugates from the Irish Marine Sponge Polymastia boletiformis'. Marine Drugs, 13 :1632-1646 [Details]
(2002) 'Major discrepancy between phylogenetic hypotheses based on molecular and morphological criteria within the Order Haplosclerida (Phylum Porifera : Class Demospongiae)'
McCormack, GP,Erpenbeck, D,van Soest, RWM (2002) 'Major discrepancy between phylogenetic hypotheses based on molecular and morphological criteria within the Order Haplosclerida (Phylum Porifera : Class Demospongiae)'. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 40 :237-240 [Details]
(2003) 'Highly divergent HIV type 1 group M sequences evident in Karonga District, Malawi in the early 1980s'
McCormack, GP,Glynn, JR,Crampin, AC,Sibande, F,Mulawa, D,Fine, PEM,Clewley, JP (2003) 'Highly divergent HIV type 1 group M sequences evident in Karonga District, Malawi in the early 1980s'. Aids Research And Human Retroviruses, 19 :441-445 [Details]
(2004) 'Genetic variation in clinical Varicella-Zoster virus isolates collected in Ireland between 2002 and 2003'
Carr, MJ,McCormack, GP,Crowley, B (2004) 'Genetic variation in clinical Varicella-Zoster virus isolates collected in Ireland between 2002 and 2003'. Journal Of Medical Virology, 73 :131-136 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Order level differences in the structure of partial LSU across demosponges (Porifera): new insights into an old taxon'
Erpenbeck, D,McCormack, GP,Breeuwer, JAJ,van Soest, RWM (2004) 'Order level differences in the structure of partial LSU across demosponges (Porifera): new insights into an old taxon'. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 32 :388-395 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Two new species of Adontorhina Berry, 1947 (Bivalvia : Thyasiridae) from the Porcupine Bank, off the west coast of Ireland'
Barry, PJ,Mccormack, GP (2007) 'Two new species of Adontorhina Berry, 1947 (Bivalvia : Thyasiridae) from the Porcupine Bank, off the west coast of Ireland'. Zootaxa, :37-49 [Details]
(2009) 'Ribosomal internal transcribed spacer regions are not suitable for intra- or inter-specific phylogeny reconstruction in haplosclerid sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae)'
Redmond, NE,Mccormack, GP (2009) 'Ribosomal internal transcribed spacer regions are not suitable for intra- or inter-specific phylogeny reconstruction in haplosclerid sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae)'. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom, 89 :1251-1256 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Characterizing the Diverse Mutational Pathways Associated with R5-Tropic Maraviroc Resistance: HIV-1 That Uses the Drug-Bound CCR5 Coreceptor'
Jiang, XW,Feyertag, F,Meehan, CJ,McCormack, GP,Travers, SA,Craig, C,Westby, M,Lewis, M,Robertson, DL (2015) 'Characterizing the Diverse Mutational Pathways Associated with R5-Tropic Maraviroc Resistance: HIV-1 That Uses the Drug-Bound CCR5 Coreceptor'. J Virol, 89 :11457-11472 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'QTrim: a novel tool for the quality trimming of sequence reads generated using the Roche/454 sequencing platform'
Shrestha, RK,Lubinsky, B,Bansode, VB,Moinz, MBJ,McCormack, GP,Travers, SA (2014) 'QTrim: a novel tool for the quality trimming of sequence reads generated using the Roche/454 sequencing platform'. BMC Bioinformatics, 15 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Composition and temporal variation of the algal assemblage associated with the haplosclerid sponge Haliclona indistincta (Bowerbank)'
Moniz, MBJ,Rindi, F,Stephens, K,Maggi, E,Collins, P,McCormack, GP (2013) 'Composition and temporal variation of the algal assemblage associated with the haplosclerid sponge Haliclona indistincta (Bowerbank)'. Aquatic Botany, 105 :50-53 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Characterizing the emergence and persistence of drug resistant mutations in HIV-1 subtype C infections using 454 ultra deep pyrosequencing'
Bansode, V,McCormack, GP,Crampin, AC,Ngwira, B,Shrestha, RK,French, N,Glynn, JR,Travers, SA (2013) 'Characterizing the emergence and persistence of drug resistant mutations in HIV-1 subtype C infections using 454 ultra deep pyrosequencing'. BMC Infectious Diseases, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Reproductive cycle and larval characteristics of the sponge Haliclona indistincta (Porifera: Demospongiae)'
Stephens, KMM,Galvin, J,Lawless, A,McCormack, GP (2013) 'Reproductive cycle and larval characteristics of the sponge Haliclona indistincta (Porifera: Demospongiae)'. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom, 93 :899-907 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Ultrastructure of the Ciliated Cells of the Free-Swimming Larva, and Sessile Stages, of the Marine Sponge Haliclona indistincta (Demospongiae: Haplosclerida)'
Stephens, KM,Ereskovsky, A,Lalor, P,McCormack, GP (2013) 'Ultrastructure of the Ciliated Cells of the Free-Swimming Larva, and Sessile Stages, of the Marine Sponge Haliclona indistincta (Demospongiae: Haplosclerida)'. Journal Of Morphology, 274 :1263-1276 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'HIV Type 1 Mutational Patterns in HIV Type 1 Subtype C-Infected Long-Term Survivors in Karonga District Malawi: Further Analysis and Correction'
Seager, I,Leeson, MD,Crampin, AC,Mulawa, D,French, N,Glynn, JR,Travers, SAA,McCormack, GP (2012) 'HIV Type 1 Mutational Patterns in HIV Type 1 Subtype C-Infected Long-Term Survivors in Karonga District Malawi: Further Analysis and Correction'. Aids Research And Human Retroviruses, 28 :308-313 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'HIV-1 mutational patterns in HIV-1 subtype C infected long-term survivors in Karonga District Malawi: further analysis and correction'
Seager I, Leeson M, Crampin AC, Mulawa D, French N, Glynn JR, Travers SAA, McCormack GP (2011) 'HIV-1 mutational patterns in HIV-1 subtype C infected long-term survivors in Karonga District Malawi: further analysis and correction'. Aids Research And Human Retroviruses, http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/AID.2011.0168 [Details]
(2011) 'Phylogenetic diversity of bacteria associated with the endemic freshwater sponge Lubomirskia baicalensis'
Kaluzhnaya, OV,Itskovich, VB,McCormack, GP (2011) 'Phylogenetic diversity of bacteria associated with the endemic freshwater sponge Lubomirskia baicalensis'. World Journal Of Microbiology & Biotechnology, 27 :1955-1959 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Reverse transcriptase drug resistance mutations in HIV-1 subtype C infected patients on ART in Karonga District, Malawi'
Bansode, V.B., Travers, S.A.A., Crampin, A.C., Ngwira, B., French, N., Glynn, J.R., McCormack, G.P. (2011) 'Reverse transcriptase drug resistance mutations in HIV-1 subtype C infected patients on ART in Karonga District, Malawi'. AIDS Research and Therapy, 8 [Details]
(2010) 'Emergence, Dominance, and Possible Decline of CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Usage During the Course of HIV Infection'
Meehan, CJ,Hedge, JA,Robertson, DL,McCormack, GP,Travers, SAA (2010) 'Emergence, Dominance, and Possible Decline of CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Usage During the Course of HIV Infection'. Journal Of Medical Virology, 82 :2004-2012 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Drug resistance mutations in drug naïve HIV-1 subtype C infected individuals from rural Malawi'
Bansode V, Drebert ZJ, Travers SAA, Banda E, Molesworth A, Crampin A, Ngwira B, French N, Glynn JR, McCormack GP. (2010) 'Drug resistance mutations in drug naïve HIV-1 subtype C infected individuals from rural Malawi'. AIDS Res Hum Retrov, [Details]
(2009) 'Ribosomal internal transcribed spacer regions are not suitable for intra- or inter- specific phylogeny reconstruction in haplosclerid sponges (Phylum Porifera, Class Demospongiae)'
Redmond NE, McCormack GP. (2009) 'Ribosomal internal transcribed spacer regions are not suitable for intra- or inter- specific phylogeny reconstruction in haplosclerid sponges (Phylum Porifera, Class Demospongiae)'. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK, 89 :1251-1256 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Large expansion segments in 18S rDNA support a new sponge clade (Class Demospongiae, Order Haplosclerida)'
Redmond, NE,McCormack, GP (2008) 'Large expansion segments in 18S rDNA support a new sponge clade (Class Demospongiae, Order Haplosclerida)'. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 47 :1090-1099 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Mitochondrial Cytochrome oxidase 1 phylogeny supports alternative taxonomic scheme for the marine Haplosclerida'
Raleigh, J,Redmond, NE,Delahan, E,Torpey, S,van Soesty, RWM,Kelly, M,McCormack, GP (2007) 'Mitochondrial Cytochrome oxidase 1 phylogeny supports alternative taxonomic scheme for the marine Haplosclerida'. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom, 87 :1577-1584 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'A study of the coevolutionary patterns operating within the env gene of the HIV-1 group M subtypes'
Travers, SAA,Tully, DC,McCormack, GP,Fares, MA (2007) 'A study of the coevolutionary patterns operating within the env gene of the HIV-1 group M subtypes'. Molecular Biology And Evolution, 24 :2787-2801 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Reassessment of the classification of the Order Haplosclerida (Class Demospongiae, Phylum Porifera) using 18S rRNA gene sequence data'
Redmond, NE,van Soest, RWM,Kelly, M,Raleigh, J,Travers, SAA,McCormack, GP (2007) 'Reassessment of the classification of the Order Haplosclerida (Class Demospongiae, Phylum Porifera) using 18S rRNA gene sequence data'. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 43 :344-352 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Monopseudocuma a new genus from the North East Atlantic and redescription of Pseudocuma gilsonii Baescu 1950 (Cumacea;Pseudocumatidae)'
McCarthy AM, Gerkin S, McGrath D and McCormack GP. (2006) 'Monopseudocuma a new genus from the North East Atlantic and redescription of Pseudocuma gilsonii Baescu 1950 (Cumacea;Pseudocumatidae)'. Zootaxa, 1203 :39-56 [Details]
(2006) 'Emergence of a three codon deletion in gag p17 in HIV type 1 subtype C long-term survivors, and general population spread'
McCormack, GP,Glynn, JR,Clewley, JP,Crampin, AC,Travers, SAA,Redmond, N,Keane, TM,Sibande, F,Mulawa, D,Fine, PEM (2006) 'Emergence of a three codon deletion in gag p17 in HIV type 1 subtype C long-term survivors, and general population spread'. Aids Research And Human Retroviruses, 22 :195-201 [Details]
(2006) 'The molecular phylogeny and functional significance of a nematode specific clade of heterotrimeric G-protein a subunit genes'
O Halloran DM, Fitzpatrick DA, McCormack GP, McInerney JO and Burnell AM. (2006) 'The molecular phylogeny and functional significance of a nematode specific clade of heterotrimeric G-protein a subunit genes'. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 63 (1):87-94 [Details]
(2006) 'Unique BK virus non-coding control region (NCCR) variants in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with and without hemorrhagic cystitis'
Carr, MJ,McCormack, GP,Mutton, KJ,Crowley, B (2006) 'Unique BK virus non-coding control region (NCCR) variants in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with and without hemorrhagic cystitis'. Journal Of Medical Virology, 78 :485-493 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Evidence for heterogeneous selective pressures in the evolution of the env gene in different HIV-1 subtypes'
Travers SAA, OConnell MJ, McCormack GP, McInerney JO (2005) 'Evidence for heterogeneous selective pressures in the evolution of the env gene in different HIV-1 subtypes'. JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY, 79 (3):1836-1841 [Details]
(2005) 'Phylogenetic relationships within the class Holothuroidea, inferred from 18S rRNA gene data'
Lacey, KMJ,McCormack, GP,Keegan, BF,Powell, R (2005) 'Phylogenetic relationships within the class Holothuroidea, inferred from 18S rRNA gene data'. Marine Biology, 147 :1149-1154 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'DPRml: distributed phylogeny reconstruction by maximum likelihood'
Keane, TM,Naughton, TJ,Travers, SAA,McInerney, JO,McCormack, GP (2005) 'DPRml: distributed phylogeny reconstruction by maximum likelihood'. Bioinformatics, 21 :969-974 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Molecular systematics of Acarus siro s. lat., a complex of stored food pests'
Webster, LMI,Thomas, RH,McCormack, GP (2004) 'Molecular systematics of Acarus siro s. lat., a complex of stored food pests'. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 32 :817-822 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Timing and reconstruction of the most recent common ancestor of the subtype C clade of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1'
Travers SA, Clewley JP, Glynn JR, Fine PEM, Crampin AC, Sibande F, Mulawa D, McInerney JO, McCormack GP. (2004) 'Timing and reconstruction of the most recent common ancestor of the subtype C clade of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1'. JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY, 78 (19):10501-10506 [Details]
(2004) 'Heterogeneity in the Irish Varicella–Zoster Virus Population'
Carr MJ, McCormack GP and Crowley B (2004) 'Heterogeneity in the Irish Varicella–Zoster Virus Population'. Journal of Medical Virology, 73 (1):131-136 [Details]
(2002) 'Early evolution of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype C epidemic in rural Malawi'
McCormack, GP,Glynn, JR,Crampin, AC,Sibande, F,Mulawa, D,Bliss, L,Broadbent, P,Abarca, K,Ponnighaus, JM,Fine, PEM,Clewley, JP (2002) 'Early evolution of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype C epidemic in rural Malawi'. J Virol, 76 :12890-12899 [DOI] [Details]
(2002) 'New indications of the phylogenetic affinity of Spongosorites suberitoides, Diaz et al., 1993 (Porifera, Demospongiae) as revealed by 28S ribosomal DNA'
McCormack GP, Kelly M. (2002) 'New indications of the phylogenetic affinity of Spongosorites suberitoides, Diaz et al., 1993 (Porifera, Demospongiae) as revealed by 28S ribosomal DNA'. Journal Of Natural History, 36 :1009-1021 [Details]
(2000) 'Development of microsatellite PCR typing methodology for the sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer)'
Nolan DV, Martin SAM, Kelly Y, Glennon K, Palmer R, Smith T, McCormack GP, Powell R (2000) 'Development of microsatellite PCR typing methodology for the sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer)'. Aquaculture Research, 31 :815-822 [Details]
(2000) 'Comparative analysis of two populations of the brittle star Amphiura filiformis (Echinodermata : Ophiuroidea) with different life history strategies using RAPD markers'
McCormack, GP,Powell, R,Keegan, BF (2000) 'Comparative analysis of two populations of the brittle star Amphiura filiformis (Echinodermata : Ophiuroidea) with different life history strategies using RAPD markers'. Marine Biotechnology, 2 :100-106 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(1995) ECHINODERM RESEARCH 1995
MCCORMACK, G et al. (1995) Comparison of DNA extraction techniques from amphiurid species (Ophiuroidea:Echinodermata) suitable for polymerase chain reaction ECHINODERM RESEARCH 1995 , pp.43-49 [Details]

Catalog

  Year Publication
(2011) The Zoology and Marine Biology Museum.
Kavannagh F, Lawless A, Lawton C, MacLoughlin E, Quinn A, McCormack GP, Arthur W (2011) The Zoology and Marine Biology Museum. Catalog [Details]