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Ariel Chipman

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond J. Safra Campus
Givat Ram
Jerusalem, 91904


Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Sanger Sequencing, SOLiD Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, Epifluoresence Microscopy, RNA interference(RNAi)
Research Description: 1) The evolution of developmental processes. Using comparative embryology as a tool for understanding evolutionary processes. 2) Early stages in patterning the arthropod embryo and the evolution of the segmented body plan. 3) Evolution of the arthropod head and the processes differentiating head from trunk. 4) Genomics of novel model systems. 5) Historical biogeography of Israel, using the national invertebrate collection.
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Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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