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Craig Magie

Quinnipiac University
Department of Biological Sciences
275 Mount Carmel Ave. BC-SCI
Hamden, CT 06518


Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Morpholinos
Research Description: In the Magie lab we are broadly interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying morphogenesis, and the ways these mechanisms have evolved to generate animal diversity. Our primary model organism is the scarlet sea anemone, Nematostella vectensis, an anthozoan cnidarian. Cnidarians are the sister group to the bilaterians, which are bilaterally-symmetric organisms such as the fruit fly, mouse and human. Studies with Nematostella therefore promise to provide important insights into morphogenetic mechanisms at the base of the metazoan tree, as well as how those mechanisms have been altered during bilaterian evolution to generate the amazing diversity of form found across the animal kingdom. Cnidarians as a group are also extremely diverse in their life history and developmental strategies, opening up many avenues for comparative approaches.
Lab Web Page: http://mywebspace.quinnipiac.edu/cmagie/QU_lab_website/Home.html
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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