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Jeremy Shaw

Dr Jeremy Shaw

Senior Research Officer (CMCA@Physics)
Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, Centre for (CMCA)

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Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA)
The University of Western Australia (M010)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 8059
+61 8 6488 1087
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Room 1.61, Physics Building, Perth campus
BSc PhD Murd.
Book Chapters

Sato-Okoshi W, Abe H, Okoshi K, Teramoto W, Shaw J, Koh BS, Kim Y-H, Hong J-S and Li J-Y 2015 Harmful Shell Borers, Polydora Species (Polychaeta: Spionidae), from Commercially Important Mollusk Shells in East Asia and Australia. In Marine Productivity: Perturbations and Resilience of Socio-ecosystems (eds. H-J Ceccaldi Y Hénocque Y Koike T Komatsu G Stora & M-H Tusseau-Vuillemin), pp. 31-42, Springer International Publishing.

Saunders M and Shaw JA (2014) Biological application of energy-filtered TEM. In: Electron microscopy: methods and protocols, 3rd ed. Methods in Molecular Biology no. 1117. Kuo J. (ed), 689-706 Springer/Humana Press, New York /Totowa, NJ.

Lesley R. Brooker and Jeremy A. Shaw (2012). The Chiton Radula: A Unique Model for Biomineralization Studies, Advanced Topics in Biomineralization, Jong Seto (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0045-4, InTech, Available from:

Journal Articles


Roger LM, George AD, Shaw JA, Hart RD, Roberts MP, Becker T, Evans NJ, McDonald BJ (accepted) Geochemical and crystallographic study of Turbo torquatus 1 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from southwestern Australia, G-Cubed, (17.12.2017).

Markwitz V, Kirkland CL, Mehnert A, Gessner K, ShawJA (accepted) 3D characterization of detrital zircon grains and its implications for fluvial transport, mixing, and preservation bias, G-Cubed (7.12.2017).

Comanns P, Esser FJ, Kappel PH, Baumgartner W, Shaw JA, Withers PC (2017) Adsorption and movement of water by skin of the Australian thorny devil (Agamidae: Moloch horridus), R. Soc. open sci. 4 170591; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170591.

Roger L, George AD, Shaw JA, Hart RD, Roberts M, Becker T, McDonald BJ and Evans NJ (2017) Geochemical and microstructural characterisation of two species of cool-water bivalves (Fulvia tenuicostata and Soletellina biradiata) from Western Australia, Biogeosciences, 14, 1721–1737.


Lozić I, Hartz RV, Bartlett, CA, Shaw JA, Archer M, Naidu PSR, Smith NM, Dunlop SA, Swaminathan IK, Kilburn MR, Fitzgerald M (2016) Characterization of polymeric nanoparticles for treatment of partial injury to the central nervous system, Data in Brief, 7: 152-156.

Lozića I, Hartzb RV, Bartlett CA, Shaw JA, Archer M, Naidua PSR, Smith NM, Dunlop SA, Swaminathan Iyera K, Kilburn MR, Fitzgerald M. (2015) Enabling dual cellular destinations of polymeric nanoparticles for treatment following partial injury to the central nervous system, Biomaterials, 74: 200-216.


Shaw J, Boyd A, House M, Woodward R, Mathes F, Cowin G, Saunders M, Baer B (2015) Magnetic particle-mediated magnetoreception. J. R. Soc. Interface 12: 20150499.

Edelman NB, Fritz T, Nimpf S, Pichler P, Lauwers M, Hickman RW, Papadaki-Anastasopoulou A, Ushakova L, Heuser T, Resch GP, Saunders M, Shaw JA, Keays DA 2015 No evidence for intracellular magnetite in putative vertebrate magnetoreceptors identified by magnetic screening. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, 262-267. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1407915112).


Reisser J, Shaw JA, Hallegraeff G, Proietti M, Barnes DKA, Thums M, Wilcox C, Hardesty BD, Pattiaratchi C (2014) Millimeter-Sized Marine Plastics: A New Pelagic Habitat for Microorganisms and Invertebrates, PLOS ONE, 9 (6): e100289

Lozić I, Bartlett CA, Shaw JA, Iyer KS, Dunlop SA, Kilburn MR and Fitzgerald M (2014) Changes in subtypes of Ca microdomains following partial injury to the central nervous system. Metallomics 6(3) 455-464.

O’Brien S, Shaw JA, Zhao X, Abbott PV, Loc J, Munroe P, Habibi D and Xie Z (2014) Size dependent elastic modulus and mechanical resilience of dental enamel. Journal of Biomechanics. 47 (5) 1060-1066.

Weis C, Blank F, West A, Black G, Woodward RC, Carroll MRJ, Kartmann R, Hallam E, Shaw JA, Murphy J, Teoh WY, Aifantis KE, Amal R, House M, St Pierre T, Fabry B (2014) Labeling of cancer cells with magnetic nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine DOI: 10.1002/mrm.24832.


Zhao,X, O’Brien S, Shaw JA, Abbott P, Munroe P, Habibi D and Xie Z (2013)The origin of remarkable robustness of human tooth enamel. Applied Physics Letters 103 241901 1-5.

Reisser J, Shaw JA, Wilcox C, Hardesty BD, Proietti M, Thums M, Pattiaratchi C (2013) Marine plastic pollution in waters around Australia: characteristics, concentrations, and pathways. PloS ONE 8 (11) e80466.

Paterson SM, Shadforth AMA, Shaw JA, Brown DH, Chirila TV, Baker MV (2013) Improving the cellular invasion into PHEMA sponges by incorporation of the RGD peptide ligand: The use of copolymerization as a means to functionalize PHEMA sponges. Materials Science and Engineering C 33 4917-4922.

Lauwers M, Pichler P, Edelman NB, Resch GP, Ushakova L, Salzer MC, Heyers D, Saunders M, Shaw JA, Keays DA (2013) An iron-rich organelle in the cuticular plate of avian hair cells. Current Biology DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.025.

Karl S, Gutiérrez L, Lucyk-Maurer R, Kerr R, Candido RRF, Toh SQ, Saunders M, Shaw JA, Suvorova A, Hofmann A, House MJ, Woodward RC, Graeff-Teixera C, St. Pierre TG, Jones MK (2013) The iron distribution and magnetic properties of schistosome eggshells: implications for improved diagnostics. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002219.

Wedlock LE, Kilburn MR, Liu R, Shaw JA, Berners-Price SJ, Farrell NP (2013) NanoSIMS multi-element imaging reveals internalisation and nucleolar targeting for a highly-charged polynuclear platinum compound. Chemical Communications DOI: 0.1039/C3CC42098A.

Saville SL, Woodward RC, House MJ, Tokarev A, Hammers J, Qi B, Shaw JA, Saunders M, Varsani RR, St Pierre TG and Mefford TO (2013) The effect of magnetically induced linear aggregates on proton transverse relaxation rates of aqueous suspensions of polymer coated magnetic nanoparticles. Nanoscale 5: 2152-2163.

Paterson SM, Casadio YS, Brown DH, Shaw JA, Chirila TV and Baker MV (2013) Laser scanning confocal microscopy versus scanning electron microscopy for characterization of polymer morphology: Sample preparation drastically distorts morphologies of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)-based hydrogels. J. Appl. Poly. Sys. 127: (6) 4296-4304.


Treiber, C.D., Salzer, M.C., Riegler, J., Edelman, N., Sugar, C., Breuss, M., Pichler, P., Cadiou, H., Saunders, M., Lythgoe, M., Shaw, J. & Keays, D.A. (2012). Clusters of iron-rich cells in the upper beak of pigeons are macrophages not magnetosensitive neurons. Nature 484(7394), 367-370.

Paterson SM, Brown DH, Shaw JA, Chirila TV and Baker, MV (2012) The Synthesis of PHEMA sponges via ARGET ATRP. Aust. J. Chem. 65:931-934

Wells, J, Kilburn, M, Shaw, JA, Bartlett, C, Harvey, A, Dunlop, S, Fitzgerald, M. (2012) Early in vivo changes in calcium ions, oxidative stress markers and ion channel immunoreactivity following partial injury to the optic nerve. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 90: 606-618.


Evans, C, Fitzgerald, M, Clemons, T, House, M, Padman, B, Shaw, JA, Saunders, M, Harvey, A, Zdyrko, B, Luzinov, I, Silva, GA, Dunlop, S, Iyer, KS (2011) Multimodal Analysis of PEI-Mediated Endocytosis of Nanoparticles in Neural Cells. ACS Nano 5 (11): 8640-8648.

Saunders, M, Kong, C, Shaw, JA, Clode, PL (2011) Matrix-mediated biomineralization in marine mollusks: A combined transmission electron microscopy and focused ion beam approach. Microscopy & Microanalysis 17 (2): 220-225.


Usher, KM, Shaw, JA, Kaksonen, AH, Saunders, M (2010) Elemental analysis of extracellular polymeric substances and granules in chalcopyrite bioleaching microbes. Hydrometallurgy 104: 376-381.

Carson, JK, Gonzalez-Quinones, V, Murphy, DV, Hinz, C, Shaw, JA, Gleeson, DB (2010) Low pore connectivity increases bacterial diversity in soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76: 12, 3936-3942.

Shaw JA, Macey DJ, Brooker LR, Clode PL (2010). Tooth use and wear in three iron biomineralizing mollusc species. Biological Bulletin 218: 132-144. (1.924, Marine and Freshwater Biology, 23/87).


Shaw JA, Macey DJ, Brooker LR, Stockdale EJ, Saunders M, Clode PL (2009). The chiton stylus canal: An element delivery pathway for tooth cusp biomineralization. Journal of Morphology 270: 588-600. (1.711, Anatomy and Morphology, 7/17).

Shaw JA, Macey DJ, Brooker LR, Stockdale EJ, Saunders M, Clode PL (2009). Ultrastructure of the epithelial cells associated with tooth biomineralization in the chiton Acanthopleura hirtosa. Microscopy and Microanalysis 15: 154-165. (2.790, Microscopy, 1/9).

Saunders M, Kong C, Shaw JA, Macey DJ, Clode PL (2009). Characterization of biominerals in the radula teeth of the chiton, Acanthopleura hirtosa. Journal of Structural Biology 167: 55-61. (3.964, Biophysics, 15/71).

Stockdale EJ, Shaw JA, Macey DJ, Clode PL (2009). Imaging organic and mineral phases in a biomineral using novel contrast techniques. Scanning 31: 11-18. (0.929, Instruments and Instrumentation, 26/56).


Shaw JA, Macey DJ, Brooker LR (2008). Radula synthesis by three species of iron mineralizing molluscs: production rate and elemental demand. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88: 597-601. (1.187, Marine and Freshwater Biology, 54/87).

Shaw JA, Macey DJ, Clode PL, Brooker LR, Webb RI, Stockdale EJ, Binks RM (2008). Methods of sample preparation of radula epithelial tissue in chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora). American Malacological Bulletin 25: 35-41. (0.692, Marine and Freshwater Biology, 82/87).

Sato-Okoshi W, Okoshi K, Shaw J (2008). Polydorid species (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in south-western Australian waters with special reference to Polydora uncinata and Boccardia knoxi. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 88: 491-501. (1.187, Marine and Freshwater Biology, 54/87).


Shaw, JA, Brooker, LR, Macey, DJ (2002). Radular tooth turnover in the chiton Acanthopleura hirtosa (Blainville, 1825) (Mollusca: Polyplacophora). Molluscan Research 22: 93-99.
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