Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer in Biological Sciences
Previous Position Research Associate, Imperial College London
Telephone +44 (0) 28 9097 5434
Email c.mcclure@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict
  • Sex-specific life-history evolution, and the role of the immune system
  • Sex-specific behaviour and behavioural analysis
  • Gene expression manipulation / genetic modification
  • Tissue-specific genomic / transcriptomic profiling

Recent Key Papers

  • Mundorf, J., Donohoe, CD., McClure, CD., Southall, TD. & Uhlirova, M. (2019) Ets21c Governs Tissue Renewal, Stress Tolerance, and Aging in the Drosophila Cell Reports. 27, 10, p. 3019-3033.
  • Jensen, K., McClure, C., Priest, NK. & Hunt, J., (2015) Sex-specific effects of protein and carbohydrate intake on reproduction but not lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster, Aging cell. 14, 4, p. 605-15.
  • McClure, CD., Zhong, W., Hunt, VL., Chapman, FM., Hill, F. V. & Priest, NK. (2014) Hormesis results in trade-offs with immunity, Evolution. 68, 8, p. 2225-33.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Fruit flies: when a food waste party gets too crowed