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• Welcome to Larry Zhang and Chiyoung Kim, undergraduate students working with Seth on early embryonic development in Gryllus.

Didem's paper on the role of Hippo signaling in Drosophila ovarian development is accepted for publication in PLoS Genetics.

• Congratulations to Didem for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis! See photos of the champagne toast 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.

• 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.