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Carrie's paper on the impact of germ line specification mechanisms on genome evolution is accepted for publication in Nature Communications. PDF of accepted MS

• Welcome to Amber Shaw, a high school intern who will be working with Austen Barnett on cricket oogenesis!

• Farewell to Davys Lopez, who is off to graduate school in developmental biology at Columbia University, and to Aisha Dorta, who is moving to South Korea to teach! We're proud of you and we'll miss you!

• Welcome to Sophia Ramsey, an undergraduate student who will be working with Arpita Kulkarni on cricket and fly development!

• The Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN) NSF Research Coordination Network is now in its final year! See the EDEN website for details on how to apply for funding before it runs out, 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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