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Laura Hankins

I am a Reviews Editor for Development, working with authors to produce front section content. After my PhD on centriole biogenesis in Jordan Raff’s lab, I started at The Company of Biologists as the Science Communications Officer and then joined the Development team in early 2023.

Posts by Laura Hankins

Embryos in hungry mouse mums postpone development

Posted by , on 15 April 2024

A press release from Development It’s challenging to sustain a pregnancy when food is short, or conditions are otherwise tough. That’s why many mammalian embryos can postpone their growth to ...

Scientists identify a key cause of female infertility

Posted by , on 18 December 2023

A Press Release from Development Infertility affects around 48 million couples worldwide and can have various causes. In mammals, including humans, eggs are produced in the ovary. When this process ...

New Reviews Editor joins Development

Posted by , on 7 March 2023

Hi everyone, my name is Laura Hankins and I’ve recently joined Development as a Reviews Editor. I haven’t moved far, as I initially joined The Company of Biologists back in ...

The future of model organism research

Posted by , on 1 December 2022

The September issue of our journal Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) has a focus on how researchers can best leverage model organisms to improve our understanding of human health and ...