• 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 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.