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• Congratulations to Kim Johansson for being awarded an EDEN Undergraduate Internship!

• Congratulations to Nia Walker for being awarded a Harvard College Research Fund Fellowship!

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

• The Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN) NSF Research Coordination Network is now in its fourth year! See the EDEN website for details on how to apply for funding and join the EDEN network. 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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