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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

A day in the life of a Parhyale Lab

Posted by on January 27th, 2014

A typical day spent in our lab’s aquarium room will find me soaked, top-to-bottom, in seawater. The other members of my lab seem not to have this issue, but I’ve always seemed to get “in” to my science, literally, when it comes to these types of chores. The trouble with marine models is that they[…]

A day in the life of… a chick lab

Posted by on November 21st, 2013

Hi I’m Steve and I work in the Sensory Development lab at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan. We study the development of the chick inner ear. I haven’t always been in a chick lab – during my Ph.D. at The University of York I used Xenopus, so it was really nice[…]

A day in the life of a moss lab

Posted by on November 15th, 2013

I am James Lloyd and have just finished my PhD at the University of Leeds, UK working with Prof Brendan Davies (plant developmental biologist) and Dr Andrew Cuming (moss biologist). Moss is a plant, a fact that some people I eat lunch with refuse to believe. It is sometimes called primitive. While moss does look[…]

A day in the life of a Drosophila lab

Posted by on October 28th, 2013

My name is Nana and I’m a third year PhD student at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research in London. Our lab is in the Division of Molecular Neurobiology—so it comes as no surprise that we work on the brain! All animals need a functional brain to interpret sensory information and to produce behavioural[…]

A day in the life of…a mouse lab

Posted by on October 11th, 2013

I work at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. My project is currently investigating the cues governing development of the limb, with an emphasis on cartilage patterning in vitro. I have a PhD in developmental biology and have been working with mice for over eleven years.   The mighty mouse.The mouse is a[…]

A Day in the Life of… a Zebrafish lab

Posted by on October 8th, 2013

My name is Andrew Mathewson and I am a fourth year graduate student in the University of Washington’s Molecular and Cellular Biology program. Whereas most my friends from college are pursuing productive careers in medicine, social justice, or environmental preservation (or just trying to get by), I spend most my days deep in a basement[…]