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Why more is better in comparative developmental biology…

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

Our recent paper in “Nature” [1] deconstructs molecular arguments that have been used to homologize bilaterian nerve cords. Our work illustrates well the strength of the comparative approach and the broad sampling across the animal tree of life that we use in my research group at the Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology.   Evo-Devo[…]

A day in the life of a sponge lab (yes, there are labs devoted to these animals!)

Posted by on August 24th, 2016

Forget about those large amounts of bottles containing thousands of flies, those huge piles of boxes containing different lineages of mice or large tanks filled with happy-hopping frogs. Also, forget about transgenic, mutant, knockout litters… what I am going to tell you is the routine of an emergent lab working (or, better, trying to) with[…]

Friday Harbor Comparative Embryology Course – Applications Still Open

Posted by on March 25th, 2015

There are still a few spots open in the Comparative Invertebrate Embryology course at the Friday Harbor Labs. As I described in a previous post, it’s a great opportunity to see the diversity of developmental processes among animal phyla. Of course this would be valuable for people interested in evo-devo, but it would also be valuable for everyone from bioengineers,[…]

Friday Harbor Comparative Embryology Course – Applications open until Feb. 26

Posted by on February 10th, 2015

  Taking the Comparative Invertebrate Embryology course at the Friday Harbor Labs was one of the pivotal experiences of my graduate life, and it was possibly the most valuable, and enjoyable, course I’ve ever taken. I was a student in the course several years ago, when it was taught by two great scientists, Dr. Charles Lambert[…]