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Christopher Cameron

University of Montreal
Department de sciences biologiques, Pavillion Marie-Victorin, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7

514 892-2649

Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, Antibody Staining, Sectioning for Histology, Sectioning for Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Time-Lapse Microscopy, Yes
Research Description: Research in the Cameron lab aims to understand the origin and evolution of animal body plan diversity. Aquatic environments, and especially the oceans, are home to the bulk of global animal diversity, and nowhere are body plans more divergent than among the invertebrates. This biodiversity is a result of the interplay between evolution, development and ecology. For this reason our research program uses a multidisciplinary approach including organismal and molecular biology, development, phylogenetics, informatics, fluid mechanics, taxonomy and paleontology. We are broadly interesed in the evolution of animal biodiversity, and the deuterostomes, that evolutionary linage that includes hemichordates, echinoderms and our own phylum, the chordates, is where we make our greatest contributions.
Lab Web Page: http://https://www.webdepot.umontreal.ca/Usagers/cameroc/MonDepotPublic/Cameron/index.htm
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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