Dr Gemma Richards

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 57084



  • Doctor of Philsophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors Class 1, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Degnan, Bernard M., Adamska, Maja, Richards, Gemma S., Larroux, Claire, Leininger, Sven, Bergum, Brith, Calcino, Andrew, Taylor, Karin, Nakanishi, Nagayasu and Degnan, Sandie M. (2015). Porifera. In Andreas Wanninger (Ed.), Evolutionary developmental biology of invertebrates 1: introduction, non-bilateria, acoelomorpha, xenoturbellida, chaetognatha (pp. 65-106) Vienna, Austria: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-1862-7

  • Bernard M. Degnan, Adamska, Maja, Craigie, Alina, Degnan, Sandie M., Fahey, Bryony, Gauthier, Marie, Hooper, John N. A., Larroux, Claire, Leys, Sally P., Lovas, Erica and Richards, Gemma S. (2009). The Demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica: Reconstructing the ancestral metazoan genome and deciphering the origin of animal multicellularity. In Gann, Alexander and Crotty, David (Ed.), Emerging Model Organisms: A Laboratory Manual 1 ed. (pp. 139-166) Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Richards, G. S. and Degnan, B. M. (2009). The dawn of developmental signaling in the metazoa. In: Bruce Stillman, David J. Stewart and J. A. Witkowski, Evolution: The Molecular Landscape. 74th Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, New York, (81-90). 27 May-1 June 2009. doi:10.1101/sqb.2009.74.028