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.

Video by Beatrice Steinert with Leo Blondel.

Turn on your sound to hear Leo’s thoughts on working with amphipod embryos!