Timothy N. W. Jackson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the Australian Research Unit (Department of Therapeutics and Pharmacology) at the University of Melbourne.

My research focusses on the mutually enlightening relationship between evolutionary and clinical toxinology - understanding the evolution of venomous organisms and the toxins that comprise their venoms generates valuable insight for the treatment of human bite/sting victims. In addition, I use "exochemical systems", primarily venom systems, as model systems for the study of the generation of novelty via evolutionary processes.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2016
    PhD candidate, University of Queensland

Education

  •  
    University of Sydney, BA (Biology and Music)
  • 2016 
    University of Queensland, PhD (Evolutionary Biology and Philosophy of Science)
  • 2012 
    University of Queensland, BSc Honours (Evolutionary Biology)

Publications

  • 2013
    Venom Down Under: Dynamic Evolution of Australian Elapid Snake Toxins, Toxins
  • 2013
    Molecular Evolution of Vertebrate Neurotrophins: Co-Option of the Highly Conserved Nerve Growth Factor Gene into the Advanced Snake Venom Arsenal, PLOS ONE
  • 2013
    Atractaspis aterrima Toxins: The First Insight into the Molecular Evolution of Venom in Side-Stabbers, Toxins
  • 2013
    Three-Fingered RAVERs: Rapid Accumulation of Variations in Exposed Residues of Snake Venom Toxins, Toxins
  • 2013
    Proteomic comparison of Hypnale hypnale (Hump-Nosed Pit-Viper) and Calloselasma rhodostoma (Malayan Pit-Viper) venoms, Journal of Proteomics
  • 2013
    Functional characterization on invertebrate and vertebrate tissues of tachykinin peptides from octopus venoms, Peptides
  • 2013
    Venom proteomic characterization and relative antivenom neutralization of two medically important Pakistani elapid snakes (Bungarus sindanus and Naja naja), Journal of Proteomics
  • 2013
    Dracula's children: Molecular evolution of vampire bat venom, Journal of Proteomics
  • 2013
    Squeezers and Leaf-cutters: Differential Diversification and Degeneration of the Venom System in Toxicoferan Reptiles, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics
  • 2013
    Differential Evolution and Neofunctionalization of Snake Venom Metalloprotease Domains, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics
  • 2013
    Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of the Proteins Encoded by Coleoid (Cuttlefish, Octopus, and Squid) Posterior Venom Glands, Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • 2013
    Response to "Replies to Fry et al. (Toxicon 2012, 60/4, 434-448). Part A. Analyses of squamate reptile oral glands and their products: A call for caution in formal assignment of terminology designating biological function", Toxicon
  • 2013
    Response to "Replies to Fry et al. (Toxicon 2012, 60/4, 434-448). Part B. Analyses of squamate reptile oral glands and their products: A call for caution in formal assignment of terminology designating biological function", Toxicon
  • 2012
    Structural and Molecular Diversification of the Anguimorpha Lizard Mandibular Venom Gland System in the Arboreal Species Abronia graminea, Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • 2012
    The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system, Toxicon
  • 2003
    Analysis of Colubroidea snake venoms by liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry: evolutionary and toxinological implications, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry