• A funded postdoctoral position is currently available for a motivated scientist with experience in model organism developmental genetics, preferably (but not necessarily) in Drosophila genetics. Interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter describing research interests to Cassandra Extavour, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Exavour on their behalf. Read more about the position here.
• Welcome back to Prashant Sharma, our collaborator on chelicerate body plan evo-devo, who has returned to our lab to work on spider appendage development.
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.