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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Congrats to Cassandra for being selected as one of the 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators!
Leo, Emily and Guillem‘s paper titled “Evolution of a cytoplasmic determinant: evidence for the biochemical basis of functional evolution of the novel germ line regulator Oskar” is now in press in Molecular Biology and Evolution!