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About: stolfidobranchia

Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology

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Postdoc position studying polarized axon outgrowth in Ciona

Posted by on January 14th, 2020

We are announcing an open position for a postdoc to study the transcriptional regulation of polarized axon outgrowth in the simple embryos of the tunicate Ciona, taking advantage of their simplicity at the genetic and cellular levels. The larval central nervous system (CNS) of Ciona is a miniaturized but typically chordate CNS containing only 177[…]

Postdoc position at Georgia Tech (Ciona neural development)

Posted by on March 1st, 2017

We are looking for a postdoc interested in studying neural development in tunicates, the sister group to the vertebrates. The larval nervous system of the tunicate Ciona has only 177 neurons and its entire “connectome” has been recently mapped (Ryan et al., eLife 2016). The Ciona genome is also highly compact and easily manipulated using[…]

Migratory neuronal progenitors in Tunicates provide insights into Neural Crest evolution

Posted by on December 24th, 2015

Tunicates are the invertebrates most closely related to us, forming a monophyletic clade with the vertebrates, known as Olfactores. Tunicates, often erroneously referred to as “urochordates” (a junior synonym and thus a taxonomically invalid term), have revealed many insights into the development and evolution of chordate- or vertebrate-specific tissues and organs, such as the notochord,[…]