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James Sikes

University of San Francisco
Department of Biology
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Sanger Sequencing, Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, RNA interference(RNAi), Scanning Electron Microscopy, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy
Research Description: The Sikes Lab is broadly interested in understanding the postembryonic developmental processes of regeneration and asexual reproduction. Our research focuses on two groups of flatworms (planarians and acoels) that possess robust abilities to regenerate lost structures and to reproduce via fission and budding. We use a variety of molecular, phylogenetic, and developmental tools to better understand how these divergent invertebrates accomplish asexual reproduction and regeneration.
Lab Web Page: http://usf.usfca.edu/fac-staff/jsikes/
Willing to Host Undergraduates: NO
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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