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Researcher: Hamede Ross, RK (Mr Rodrigo Hamede Ross)

Fields of Research

Conservation and Biodiversity
Host-Parasite Interactions
Ecology
Animal Behaviour
Cell Metabolism
Population Ecology
Behavioural Ecology
Animal Immunology
Molecular Evolution
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Animal Physiological Ecology
Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics)
Genomics
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Veterinary Epidemiology
Animal Physiology - Cell
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Community Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology
Veterinary Immunology
Animal Physiology - Biophysics
Tumour Immunology
Infectious Agents
Separation Science
Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Animal Cell and Molecular Biology
Biological Adaptation
Microbial Genetics
Zoology

Research Objectives

Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Economic Issues in Tourism
Diagnostic Methods
Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Cancer and Related Disorders
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours; Evolutionary Applications
Application of metabolomics and proteomics for biomarker discovery and development of therapies for the transmissible cancer, Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease; The 22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium 2017
Biting injuries and transmission of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; Journal of Animal Ecology
Conservation implications of limited genetic diversity and population structure in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Conservation Genetics
Conservation management of Tasmanian devils in the context of an emerging, extinction-threatening disease: Devil Facial Tumor Disease; EcoHealth
Contact networks in a wild Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population: using social network analysis to reveal seasonal variability in social behaviour and its implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease; Ecology Letters
Demonstration of immune responses against devil facial tumour disease in wild Tasmanian devils; Biology Letters
Development of a SNP-based assay for measuring genetic diversity in the Tasmanian devil insurance population; BMC Genomics
Discovery of biomarkers for Tasmanian devil cancer (DFTD) by metabolic profiling of serum; Journal of Proteome Research
Discovery of serum biomarkers for Tasmanian Devil cancer (DFTD); The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference (ANZMET)
Hematologic and serum biochemical changes associated with Devil Facial Tumor Disease in Tasmanian Devils; Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals for wild Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Immunoglubolin dynamics and cancer prevalence in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Scientific Reports
Infection of the fittest: devil facial tumour disease has greatest effect on individuals with highest reproductive output; Ecology Letters
Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
New Insights into the Role of MHC Diversity in Devil Facial Tumour Disease; PLoS-One
Rapid evolutionary response to a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; Nature Communications
Reduced effect of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease at the disease front; Conservation Biology
Reversible epigenetic down-regulation of MHC molecules by devil facial tumour disease illustrates immune escape by a contagious cancer; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Seasonal, demographic and density-related patterns of contact between Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii): Implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease; Austral Ecology: a journey of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere
Simulating devil facial tumour disease outbreaks across empirically derived contact networks; Journal of Applied Ecology
The Devil is in the detail: Conservation biology, animal philosophies and the role of animal ethics committees; Science Under Siege: Zoology under Threat
Transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils: localized lineage replacement and host population response; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Transmission dynamics of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease may lead to disease-induced extinction; Ecology
Untangling the model muddle: Empirical tumour growth in Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; Scientific Reports
Variants in the host genome may inhibit tumour growth in devil facial tumours: evidence from genome-wide association; Scientific Reports

Research Projects

Attendance at the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases conference; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devil populations and DFTD in long-diseased areas; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Distribution, prevalence and epidemiology of DFTD and DFT2 on the d Entrecasteaux channel area; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Does differential growth rate of tumour strains contribute to the variant epidemic patters of facial tumour disease in northwest Tasmania?; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Emergence, transmission and evolution of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease; National Science Foundation (NSF)
Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Evaluating the benefits in Tasmanian devils of immune responses to transmissible cancer; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
From epidemic to endemic? Modelling coexistence and evolutionary adaptations in Tasmanian devils and devil facial tumour disease; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
INTECOL (The International Association for Ecology); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Living with cancer: adaptations in Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Metabolomics for Tasmanian devil DFTD biomarkers discovery; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Nature's solution, do immunoglobulins fight cancer in Tasmanian devils, Sarcophilus harrisii?; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Proteomics for Tasmanian devils: a DFTD pre-clinical test; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Saving the Tasmanian Devil from extinction in the wild through understanding the interaction between the devil and its contagious tumour; Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZSCF)
Social networks, behaviour and transmission of facial tumour disease in the Tasmanian devil; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Tasmanian devil conservation physiology: Role of devil immune system in Devil Facial Tumour Disease progression; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Understanding ecological processes and selective mechanisms involved in tolerance to Tasmania devil facial tumour disease; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Understanding variant disease susceptibility to save the Tasmanian devil and the biodiversity it protects from extinction; National Geographic Society (NGS)
Eric Guiler Research Grant for DFTD
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Research Candidate Supervision

Social networks, behaviour and transmission of facial tumour disease in Tasmanian devils
The microbial ecology of transmission sites of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease