- 1997 to 1998: postdoctoral research at the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, in the laboratory of Michael Brand.
- research on the role of the midbrain-hindbrain boundary in zebrafish embryonic development
- 1994-1997: PhD research at the University of Reading, in the lab of Peter Holland. Thesis title: Gene duplication in vertebrate evolution (available from Ethos at the British Library).
See the Training and qualifications
page for more details of my doctoral research and first degree.
I have published the following academic research papers:
An amphioxus Msx gene expressed predominantly in the dorsal neural tube. AC Sharman, SM Shimeld, PWH Holland. Development genes and evolution 1999, 209 (4), 260-263.
- Estimation of Hox gene cluster number in lampreys. AC Sharman, PW Holland. The International journal of developmental biology 1998, 42 (4), 617.
- Cloning and analysis of an HMG gene from the lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis: gene duplication in vertebrate evolution. AC Sharman, A Hay-Schmidt, PWH Holland. Gene 1997, 184 (1), 99-105.
I have published the following review and comment articles:
Some new terms for duplicated genes. AC Sharman. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 1999, 10 (5), 561-563.
- Evolution and homology of the nervous system: cross-phylum rescues of otd/Otx genes.
AC Sharman, M Brand. Trends in genetics: Trends In Genetics 1998, 14 (6), 211.
- Conservation, duplication, and divergence of developmental genes during chordate evolution. AC Sharman, PWH Holland. Netherlands Journal of Zoology 1995, 46 1 (2), 47-67.
My papers have been cited over 200 times (see profile on Google Scholar).