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A day in the life of a Platynereis dumerilii lab

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Your non-model organism is going extinct

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

“There is no such thing as a non-model organism” R. Behringer This bold statement was announced less than a week into our Embryology course and has left a lasting impression on lecturers and students alike. At first it seemed like a sympathetic statement to the extensive and diverse systems us students were arriving from… “yeah, […]
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Brazil: origins, evolution and future of developmental biology in the country of the 2014 World Cup

Posted by on July 13th, 2014

By Henrique Marques-Souza and Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca   Widely known as the country of soccer, samba and beautiful beaches, one might wonder if it is possible to perform high quality research in Developmental Biology in Brazil with so many distractions. What are the pros and cons of doing research in this area in Brazil?  […]
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A day in the life of a Platynereis dumerilii lab

Posted by on June 25th, 2014

Hello! I am Maggie Pruitt, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa, USA – think middle America or fields upon fields). I work in Dr. Stephan Schneider’s evo-devo laboratory, and my work mostly focuses on studying components of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway during early […]
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Good guilt

Posted by on May 7th, 2014

Seán Mac Fhearraigh, from PostPostDoc, recently asked me to write a post about my experiences outside academia. Because I don’t have a lot of experience yet (I have only been working as the Node community manager for less than a year) I decided instead to focus on what I did during my PhD that helped the transition. […]
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A day in the life of a C. elegans lab

Posted by on March 3rd, 2014

I am Serena Ding, a third year PhD student, and I work at the University of Oxford’s Biochemistry Department in the United Kingdom. I am interested in the control of cell divisions, specifically in stem cells. In Dr Alison Woollard’s lab, we use a microscopic nematode called Caenorhabditis elegans as a stem cell model.   […]
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A day in the life of a butterfly lab

Posted by on February 21st, 2014

Hello! I’m Leila, a finishing PhD student in Patrícia Beldade’s lab at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal. We work on different topics within Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Evo-Devo, with the common interest on how development contributes to intra- and inter-specific variation and can influence evolutionary processes: developmental hierarchies (me), developmental plasticity, and the origin of […]
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A Day in the Life of a Sea Urchin Lab

Posted by on February 17th, 2014

Hi! I’m Tanvi, a third year PhD student in the Ettensohn Lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The big question our lab is concerned with is how the genome encodes morphogenesis. We use transcriptional gene regulatory networks as a tool to study how transcription factors and signaling pathways regulate the expression of […]
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A day in the life of an Ascidian Lab

Posted by on February 10th, 2014

Dear The Node readers, We are Alicia (1st year PhD student) and Marion (3rd year PhD student) and we work in an ascidian lab at CNRS, Montpellier in France. Alicia’s aim is to compare gene regulatory networks of Ciona intestinalis and Phallusia mammillata during early embryogenesis. Ciona is much better characterised, therefore, Alicia has so […]
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A day in the life of an Arabidopsis lab

Posted by on February 6th, 2014

I, Narender Kumar, am a graduate student in Prof John C. Larkin’s lab. Our lab is located in the Life Sciences Building on the main campus of Louisiana State University (LSU) Baton Rouge. LSU is located on the banks of the historical Mississippi River and the river levee is the one of the best places […]
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