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About: Kate Criswell

I am a doctoral student studying evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago. My research interests lie in the connection between the evolution and development of anatomical systems. I use a combination of paleontology, comparative anatomy, and experimental embryology to explore how jawed vertebrates arrived at their present morphology.

Posts by Kate Criswell:

A day in the life of a skate lab

Posted by on October 7th, 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 Chicago. I study axial column evolution and development in fishes, and my developmental study organism is the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea.¬†Little skates are little known[…]

England, embryos, and axial columns: a Travelling Fellowship connecting Chicago to Cambridge

Posted by on April 21st, 2015

Greetings from Chicago! My name is Kate Criswell and I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago, working with Dr. Mike Coates on axial column evolution and development in fishes. I just finished up a five-week visit, sponsored by the Development Travelling Fellowship, to the University of Cambridge to work with Dr. Andrew[…]