• Cassandra will be hosting an Evo-Devo community workshop at NESCent from 11-13 December, 2013. Click here to learn how you can can "attend" virtually.
• Abha's paper on the molecular evolution of oskar in Drosophilids is accepted for publication in Development, Genes and Evolution. [PDF of accepted MS]
• Join the Extavour lab! A postdoctoral position is available to study Drosophila ovarian development. Download the job ad here. To apply for the job online please visit this link. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2013.
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.