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An interview with Nipam Patel

Posted by on December 16th, 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Nipam Patel is a developmental biologist based at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, where he uses a variety of organisms to study the evolution of developmental systems, from arthropod body plans to butterfly colouration. We asked him about his career and scientific interests, his role as an[…]

Approaching limb regeneration in an emerging model crustacean

Posted by on April 1st, 2014

My name is Nikos. I just finished my PhD in the lab of Michalis Averof , starting my thesis at IMBB, in Crete and completing it at IGFL, in Lyon. My project aimed to introduce a new arthropod model to regeneration studies. Its main part was published recently ( In this Node post, I would[…]

A day in the life of a Parhyale Lab

Posted by on January 27th, 2014

A typical day spent in our lab’s aquarium room will find me soaked, top-to-bottom, in seawater. The other members of my lab seem not to have this issue, but I’ve always seemed to get “in” to my science, literally, when it comes to these types of chores. The trouble with marine models is that they[…]