December 2009

Check out Cassandra on CreatureCast Episode 2 on NPR Science Friday. Watch here

November 2009

Cassandra Extavour‘s Episode of Casey Dunn‘s “CreatureCast ” is featured on the November 6 episode of NPR’s Science Friday.

Congratulations to Franz Kainz for successfully defending his PhD thesis at Cambridge University.

Frederike Alwes co-authors a paper on shrimp embryogenesis, now available from Arthropod Structure and Development. [pdf]

September 2009

Welcome to Didem Sarikaya, a graduate student in the OEB Graduate Program.

Our paper (Ben Ewen-Campen, Evelyn Schwager and Cassandra Extavour) on the molecular machinery behind germ cell specification is now available from Molecular Reproduction and Development. [pdf]

August 2009

Evelyn Schwager‘s paper on the role of hunchback in spider development is available from Current Biology. A Supplementary Movie from this paper is the featured video for the issue of August 25.[pdf]

July 2009

Welcome to André Green, a graduate student in the MCO Graduate Training Program.

June 2009

Cassandra Extavour‘s mini-review on the evolution of meiosis genes is available from Current Biology. [pdf]

Frederike Alwes co-authors a paper on Remipede development, now available from Development, Genes and Evolution. [pdf]

Welcome to Omar Delannoy-Bruno, an undergraduate student from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

May 2009

Welcome to John Srouji, a graduate student in the MCO Graduate Training Program. John is initiating our collaboration with the lab of Andrés Leschziner.

A temporary farewell to Trieu Ton, who will be studying in China for the rest of 2009, but will be back in 2010.

April 2009

Check out Cassandra featured in Shooting Stars: Check out these faculty ballers! in The Harvard Crimson Fifteen Minutes Magazine. Click here

April 2009

Congratulations to Ben Ewen-Campen for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Cassandra Extavour‘s teaching is praised by students in the Harvard Crimson Fifteen Minutes Magazine. Read about it here.

Evelyn Schwager co-authors a review on posterior patterning in spider development, now available from Communicative and Integrative Biology. [pdf]

February 2009

Evelyn Schwager co-authors a paper on anterior patterning in spider development, now available from Current Biology. [pdf]

January 2009

Welcome to postdoc Evelyn Schwager, who joined the lab after competing her PhD thesis with Wim Damen.

Frederike co-authors a book chapter on developmental genetics in decapod evolution in the Crustacean Issues series book Decapod Crustacean Phylogenetics. [pdf]

December 2008

Check out Cassandra in Management for Beginners: So you’re a principal investigator – now what? by The Scientist. Click here.

September 2008

Welcome to Ben Ewen-Campen, a graduate student in the OEB Graduate Training Program.

Welcome to postdoc Frederike Alwes, who has joined the lab after completing her PhD thesis with Gerhard Scholtz.

July 2008

A paper on emerging model organisms by a consortium of evo-devo-eco researchers, including Cassandra Extavour as a co-author, is now available from Trends in Genetics. [pdf]

Cassandra Extavour is interviewed on lab management for junior PIs by The Scientist. Read about it here.

June 2008

Welcome to Alessandro König and Elisabeth Maritschnegg, undergraduate students from the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria, and to Trieu Ton, a Harvard College sophomore.

Congratulations to Trieu Ton for receiving a fellowship from the Harvard College Research Program (HCRP).

Welcome to Abel Assefa, who joins the lab as a research assistant after obtaining his BSc in physics from Grinnell College.

February 2008

Cassandra Extavour is interviewed on hiring challenges and techniques for junior PIs by Nature. [pdf]

Welcome to masters student Friedemann Linsler, who is a student at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.

Welcome to Chiamaka Nwakeze, a Harvard College sophomore.

January 2008

The Wessel lab, including Cassandra Extavour as a co-author, publishes a paper on vasa expression in sea urchin embryos, now available from Developmental Biology. [pdf]

Cassandra Extavour‘s book chapter on the evolution of germ plasm specification mechanisms in the book Evolving Pathways: Key Themes in Evolutionary Developmental Biology is now available from with Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

Welcome to Katherine O’Leary, a Harvard College freshman.

November 2007

Key transitions in animal evolution! Featured in Integrative and Comparative Biology. Article here

July 2007

Welcome to Vasanth Chandrasekhar, a high school student from Xaverian Brothers High School.

The Extavour lab is open for business!

April 2007

A Close Look at Urbisexuality! Featured in Science. Article here.

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