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Conversations with my parents (about adult chondrogenesis and spontaneous cartilage repair in the skate, Leucoraja erinacea)

Posted by on June 23rd, 2020

One night, during the summer of 2012, I found myself sitting in a cottage in Woods Hole, trying to explain to my parents why I’d spent much of my professional life studying the little skate (Figure 1). I was a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University at the time, and working almost exclusively with skate as[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Cambridge

Posted by on December 13th, 2016

A post-doctoral research associate position in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from 1 March 2017 for up to thirty-six months. This is a Leverhulme Trust-funded post, to work with Dr. Andrew Gillis on the embryonic development of gill arch appendages in a cartilaginous fish, the little skate[…]

Gills, fins and the evolution of vertebrate paired appendages

Posted by on April 19th, 2016

The origin of paired fins is a major unresolved issue in vertebrate evolutionary biology, and has been a topic of debate among palaeontologists, comparative anatomists and developmental biologists for over a century. Central to any question of “evolutionary origins” is the concept of homology: the sharing of features due to common ancestry. Homology may explain[…]