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Lab ImageElizabeth Vallen

Swarthmore College
Department of Biology
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

610 328 8048

Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Microarrays, Sanger Sequencing, Antibody Staining, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Time-Lapse Microscopy
Research Description: I am interested in aspects of the cell biology of symbiosis. I am currently using the emerging model system Aiptasia pallida to study the interaction between cnidarians (like the sea anemone Aiptasia, but also including corals) and their photosynthetic dinoflagellate symbionts of the genus Symbiodinium. I am currently on sabbatical in Mark Martindale's lab learning more about cnidarian development and molecular tools using the cnidarian Nematostella.
Lab Web Page: http://www.swarthmore.edu/x21337.xml
Willing to Host Undergraduates: NO
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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