Dr Andrew Beale
I am interested in how and why circadian rhythms are a feature of almost all organisms and how they impact our daily lives. I am currently Investigating the mechanism of circadian rhythms in red blood cells using dielectrophoresis (DEP) and small molecule inhibitors. This research is revealing interesting data about the post-transcriptional clock mechanism that may be fundamental to all life on earth. I am also interested in the interaction between the environment, circadian biology and health, particularly across the transition between rural and urbanising communities.
Beale A. D., Whitmore D. and Moran D. (2016). Life in a dark biosphere: a review of circadian physiology in “arrhythmic” environments. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186, 947-968
Beale A. D. and Whitmore D. (2015). Daily rhythms in a timeless environment: Circadian clocks in Astyanax mexicanus. In “Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish” (Keene A, Yoshizawa M, McGaugh S Eds.). 309-334. Elsevier
Beale A., Guibal C., Tamai T., Klotz L., Cowen S., Peyric E., Reynoso V. H., Yamamoto Y. and Whitmore D. (2013). Clocks in a cave: circadian rhythms in the Mexican blind cavefish Astyanax mexicanus in the lab and in the field. Nature Communications 4, 2769
Clemente C. J., Bullock J. M. R., Beale A. and Federle W. (2009). Evidence for self-cleaning in fluid-based smooth and hairy adhesive systems of insects. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 635-642