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A day in the life

A day in the life…

Developmental biology is characterised by the diversity of organisms we put under the microscope. Each one comes with its own strengths and challenges, quirks and even personalities, and researchers often develop a close affinity with their particular model. Our ‘A day in the life’ series gives insights into what it is like to work with a given organism, day in, day out, as well as showcasing the particular questions the organism is most suited to address.

Recent posts

A day in the life of an embryonic stem cell lab!

Posted by , on 5 February 2016

Hi everyone! I’m Helena. Some of you may know me as the current intern here at the Node, but next week, I will go back to Alfonso Martínez Arias’ lab …
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A day in the life of a lamprey lab

Posted by , on 9 December 2015

My name is Tyler Square, and I am a PhD student in the Medeiros Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department. Also …

A day in the life of a siphonophore lab

Posted by , on 27 October 2015

I’m Cat Munro, a third year PhD Candidate in Casey Dunn’s lab at Brown University. The Dunn lab has an even split of lab members that work on the evolution, …

A day in the life of a skate lab

Posted by , on 7 October 2015

Greetings! My name is Kate (but you can call me skate) Criswell and I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of …

A day in the life of a lizard lab

Posted by , on 22 May 2015

Welcome to the Eublephosphere! Eublephosphere (noun) – A place in which those who study the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) reside. Our names are Noeline Subramaniam and Kathy Jacyniak and we …

A day in the life of a Marchantia lab

Posted by , on 12 May 2015

Cecilia Lara-Mondragón and Mario Arteaga-Vázquez Hello, my name is Cecilia Lara. I am an undergrad student working under the supervision of Dr. Mario Arteaga-Vazquez at the Laboratory of Epigenetics and …

A day in the life of a Planarian lab

Posted by , on 12 April 2015

Greetings and warm welcome to the “Planarian lab @ Oxford” The lab is based in the Department of Zoology in The Tinbergen Building on South parks Road in the “Land …

A day in the life of an Axolotl lab

Posted by , on 25 February 2015

Annie Espinal-Centeno & Luis Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez Hello! I am Annie, a research assistant in the group of Molecular and Developmental Complexity, under the supervision of Dr. Luis Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez. Our …

Featured movie: going underwater with Parhyale, from Erin Jarvis’ post

Updated on 14 October 2021