• Welcome to Kim Johansson, an undergraduate student from Harvard College!
• Seth's paper on the role of BMP signaling in cricket germ cell formation is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. PDF
• Andre's paper on the evolution of insulin signaling in fruit fly ovariole number divergence and phenotypic plasticity is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. PDF* 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.