Dr Nicola Nadeau

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Tel: +44 (0)114 222 4717

Email: n.nadeau@sheffield.ac.uk

Room A09b, Arthur Willis Environment Centre

Lab website: nadeau-lab.group.shef.ac.uk


Career

BSc Zoology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2002)
PhD, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK (2006)
Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK (2006-2013)
PIP Fellow, Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK (2012-2013)
NERC Independent Research Fellow, Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK (2014-2019)
Lecturer, Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK (2019-present)

Key Research Interests

Nicola Nadeau research image

  • The evolution and genetics of colour pattern variation
  • The genetic and developmental control of structural colours in animals
  • The process of divergence and speciation within the genome
  • The genetic analysis of natural hybrid zones to identify loci under selection

I am interested in the genetic underpinnings of adaptive evolution, speciation and sexual selection in natural populations. Current research projects in my lab are investigating the evolution, genetics and development of iridescent structural colour and adaptation to altitude in tropical insects.

Research Group

Patricio Salazar-Carrion (Postdoctoral research associate, NERC)

Sophie Smith (Research Assistant, NERC)

PhD Students

Juan Enciso (Leverhulme CABM CDT)

Victoria Lloyd (NERC ACCE DTP)

Teaching

I am a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education)

I teach on APS220 (Evolutionary Biology), APS230 (Inside Animals) and APS405 (Advanced Biological Analysis).

I am co-ordinator for the Evolutionary Biology pathway of the MSc in Biological Sciences.

I am a tutor on APS135 (Skills for Biologists 1) and APS222. I also supervise Level 3 (APS330), Level 4 (APS406) and MRes projects. I am happy to discuss possible projects, which can range from behaviour and ecology to genomics.

I also often have undergraduate students helping out in the lab during term time or undertaking placement projects over the summer. Interested students should contact me.