We are interested in the evolution of novel features, particularly nervous
systems and sensory organs.
To study this, we use tools from developmental biology,
genetics, molecular biology and genomics to find out how tissues and gene regulatory networks evolve.
Our lab organisms include sponges and crustaceans.
Newest publications:Speiser, Daniel, Lampe, Rebecca, Lovdahl, V Carrillo-Zazueta, B, Rivera, Ajna, Oakley, Todd, Evasion of Predators Contributes to the Maintenance of Male Eyes in Sexually Dimorphic Euphilomedes Ostracods.
Rivera, AS and Sajuthi, A Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks in Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference, Springer