Prof Matthew Gage – Professor of Evolutionary Ecology

Current group:

Ram Vasudeva – NERC-funded postdoc examining heatwave impacts on insect reproduction

James Bemrose  – BBSRC-funded PhD student, examining sexual selection and reproduction in salmon and beetles.

Marco Graziano – – BBSRC-funded PhD student, examining wild and farm Atlantic salmon reproduction.

Ben Cole – BBSRC-funded PhD student, examining insect reproduction and heatwave conditions.

At UEA we also work closely with the lab groups of Prof Tracey Chapman and Dr Lewis Spurgin

We also have ongoing collaborations on the evolutionary ecology of insect reproduction with Lukasz Michalczyk (Krakow), Oliver Martin (Zurich) and Brent Emerson (Tenerife), and on salmon reproductive biology with Kevin Fowler and Monica Solberg (Bergen) and Sigurd Einum (Trondheim).


Gage Lab Group outing September 2016
from left: Ram Vasudeva, Kris Sales, Matt Gage, David Murray, Becky Lewis, Joanne Godwin

Team Tribolium May 2016team-tribolium2-may-2016
from left: Matthew Dickinson, Ram Vasudeva, Kris Sales, Matt Gage, Alyson Lumley, Lewis Spurgin, Joanne Godwin.


Dr David Murray, BBSRC- and NERC-funded postdoc on salmon reproduction. Now working as an NHS lab manager in Norwich.

Dr Kris Sales, PhD student on causes and consequences of thermal sensitivity in male fertility using a model insect. Now working on ageing in C. elegant at UEA.

Dr Joanne Godwin, PhD student on sexual selection and reproductive and life history traits in Tribolium castaneum. Now helping with Bristol university’s REF return.

Alyson Lumley, Long term senior technician on the Tribolium system (and others) – Now in California.

Dr Sian Diamond, PhD student on salmon and trout hybridisation. Now in Wales

Dr Sarah Yeates, PhD student and postdoc on salmon and trout reproduction. Now running UEA SCI postgraduate training.

Dr Matthew Dickinson, PhD student on Tribolium reproduction and thermal stress. Now a senior research technician looking after rodents in London.