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Ann C. Burke

Wesleyan University
Biology Department
Middletown, CT 06459

860 685 3518

Taxa Studied: Vertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, Sectioning for Histology, Sectioning for Electron Microscopy, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Transgenesis, Morpholinos, Other, Surgical perturbations on embryos
Research Description: We are interested in morphological evolution in vertebrates and the role of developmental processes in that evolution. In the lab we use both classical experimental embryology and modern molecular methods to try and understand the developmental mechanisms that result in morphological novelties. This work is primarily comparative, using model systems like chick and mouse embryos, as well as a range of vertebrates with significant phylogenetic positions and/or interesting morphological variations of the basic vertebrate body plan.
Lab Web Page: http://burkelab.research.wesleyan.edu/
Willing to Host Undergraduates: NO
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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