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 Kirsten Gotting, an expert in evolutionary genomics!
Welcome new graduate student Faisal AlZaben, a PhD candidate in the Molecules, Cells and Organisms graduate program!
Welcome new graduate student Rishabh Kapoor, a PhD candidate in the Systems Biology graduate program!
Welcome new postdoc Mandira Katuwal, an expert in entomology, plant pest control and genomics!