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About: ryankerney

I work on the ecology, evolution, and development of amphibians. Current projects include research on the diversity of skeletal development, the formation of “vestigial” structures, symbioses between salamander embryos and green algae, limb development, lung development, and descriptive morphology.

Posts by ryankerney:

Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Research – Meeting Report

Posted by on September 18th, 2018

  Vienna, Austria July 2018     The use of salamanders in regeneration and developmental research has a long history filled with luminaries of the life sciences. Thomas Hunt Morgan, Hans Spemann and Hilde Mangold, Ross Granville Harrison, Inez Whipple Wilder, and August Weismann all employed salamanders in their work 1,2. Current experimental research on[…]

Green Glow the Salamanders

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016

This is an terrific Shelf Life video made by Erin Chapman at the American Museum of Natural History. It features our work on a symbiosis between the classic model salamander Ambystoma maculatum and its algal symbiont, Oophila amblystomatis.   (+2 rating, 2 votes)Loading…