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Alistair McGregor

Oxford Brookes University
Evolution of Animal Development and Morphology, Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 0BP
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1865 484191

Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Sanger Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, QTL Mapping, SNP Mapping, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Transgenesis, RNA interference(RNAi)
Research Description: Research in my group investigates a number of questions central to understanding animal evolution: How does the genetic regulation of development evolve? What are the molecular changes in developmental factors underlying morphological variation? What is the relationship between the evolution of variation within species and differences between species? We address these questions from different perspectives using flies of the Drosophila melanogaster species subgroup and the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum.
Lab Web Page: http://mcgregor-evo-devo-lab.net/McGregor_lab/home.html
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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