Grace McCormack

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School of Natural Sciences
National University of Ireland Galway
Postal addressUniversity Rd
Co Galway
Office phone0035391492321
Mobile phone00353860227227
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Environment,Diversity & Conservation
Research interestsadaptive evolution
 infectious diseases
PublicationsNew to honeybee research

Total Publications = 50 (+2 submitted), Senior author publications = 29 (+2 submitted)
Total number citations (Google Scholar, Jan 2014) 561, h index 15, i10 index 18.

Recent Publications

Shrestha RK, Lubinsky B, Bansode BB, Moinz MBJ, McCormack GP, and Travers SA. (2014). QTrim: A novel tool for the quality trimming of sequence reads generated using the Roche/454 sequencing platform. BMC Bioinformatics. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-33

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;11)1263–1276.

Itskovich VB, Kaluzhnaya OV, Ostrovsky I, McCormack GP (2013). The number of endemic species of freshwater sponges (Malawispongiidae; Spongillina; Porifera) from Lake Kinneret is overestimated. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. (51;3) 252–257.

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.
Bansode V, McCormack GP, Crampin AC, Ngwira B, French N, Glynn JR, Travers SAA. (2013). Characterizing the Emergence and Persistence of Drug Resistant Mutations in HIV-1 Subtype C Infections using 454 Ultra Deep Pyrosequencing.

Rae M, Folch H, Moniz MBJ, Wolff CW, McCormack GP, Rindi F and Johnson MP (2012). Marine Bioactivity in Irish Waters. Phytochemistry Reviews. DOI 10.1007/s11101-012-9227-7

Stephens KMM, Galvin J, Lawless A, McCormack GP (2012). Reproductive cycle and larval characteristics of Haliclona indistincta (Bowerbank, 1866) (Class Demospongiae: Order Haplosclerida). Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK. doi:10.1017/S0025315412001300

Redmond, NE, Raleigh J, van Soest RWM, Kelly M, Travers SAA, Bradshaw B, Vartia S, Stephens KM, McCormack GP (2011). Phylogenetic relationships of the marine Haplosclerida (Phylum Porifera) employing ribosomal (28S rRNA) and mitochondrial (cox1, nad1) gene sequence data. PLoS 1. 6 (9) :e24344.

Kaluzhnaya OV, Itskovich VB, McCormack GP (2011). Phylogenetic diversity of bacteria associated with the endemic freshwater sponge Lubomirskia baicalensis. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI:10.1007/s11274-011-0654-1.

Meehan CJ, Hedge JA, Robertson DL, McCormack GP, and Travers AA. (2010) Emergence, Dominance, and Possible Decline of CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Usage During the Course of HIV Infection. Journal of Medical Virology. 82(12):2004-12.

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.