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Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Richmond

I am a Developmental Biologist interested in understanding how animal body forms arise from a single fertilized cell. My research lab utilizes zebrafish and chick embryos to characterize the signals and genetic switches that posterior embryonic cells utilize to form each animal’s characteristic trunk and tail. This information not only has implications for understanding animal body form variation across evolution, but also to understand the genetic basis of human congenital malformations.

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    Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Richmond