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.
Welcome new postdoc Damien Markus, an expert in Drosophila developmental genetics!
Cassandra was elected a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA)!
Congratulations to graduate student Anastasia Repouliou, who was elected as the next chair of the the 2024 Developmental Biology Gordon Research Seminar!
Congratulations to graduate student Emily Rivard, who won a poster award at the 2023 Developmental Biology Gordon Research Conference!