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About: Mickey

Biography:
I study the role of biomechanics in development-environment interactions I am currently focusing on sea urchin and sand dollar embryos. Previously I was a postdoc with Dr. L. Davidson, studying how Xenopus embryos tolerate mechanical variability during gastrulation. I did my graduate work with Dr. M. Koehl on interactions between fluid flow and pattern formation in bryozoan colonies.
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Embryology Course at Friday Harbor Labs

Posted by on February 10th, 2016

Applications are still open for the Comparative Invertebrate Embryology course at the Friday Harbor Labs. It’s a great opportunity to work with diverse animal embryos. We attempt to provide an integrated view of animal development, bridging cell and molecular mechanisms with ecological and evolutionary processes. Marine invertebrate development can provide new perspectives on developmental mechanisms, eco-devo,[…]

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,[…]

Why we need amateur-professional collaborations

Posted by on March 9th, 2015

Could we simultaneously make it easier for professional scientists to do research on tight budgets, and improve public understanding of science, by facilitating professional-amateur collaborations? Not that long ago, amateur scientists such as Darwin, Wallace, and Mendel laid the foundations of modern biology. Today, a few button clicks gives access to vast troves of knowledge,[…]

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[…]