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Carrie's paper on the evolutionary implications of germ line specification mechanisms is accepted for publication in PNAS.

Seth Donoughe is a featured scientist on a Science/AAAS Webinar on automated imaging called "What automation can do for you: The benefits and pitfalls of automating your microscopy research." Register (for free) here to watch the video.

• Welcome to Aracely Newton, a new postdoc joining the lab on an NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship!

• Welcome to Jacob Austin-Breneman, a rotation student in the MCO graduate training program.

Cassandra is interviewed by Radio New Zealand on her science and music careers. Listen to the interviews with Eva Radich on RNZ Upbeat, and with Kim Hill on RNZ Saturday Morning.

• The Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN) NSF Research Coordination Network is over! See the EDEN website for details on this program. You can still join the EDEN network if you wish to be alerted to future EDEN-related projects. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

Welcome to the Extavour lab. We are a collection of developmental biologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, cell biologists, zoologists, and evolutionary biologists. Our shared interest is in the evolution of the genetic mechanisms employed during early animal embryogenesis to specify cell fate, development and differentiation. We focus primarily on the evolution and development of reproductive systems, including both the germ line and the somatic components of the gonad.


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