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Nipam Patel

UC Berkeley
Dept. Molecular Cell Biology
525A LSA #3200
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200


Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Sanger Sequencing, Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, QTL Mapping, SNP Mapping, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, RNA interference(RNAi), Scanning Electron Microscopy, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Time-Lapse Microscopy, Transgenesis, Other, CRISPR/Cas9
Research Description: We are interested in understanding the developmental basis for evolutionary change, mostly within the arthropods. There are currently three primary areas of work in the lab; 1) Exploring the role of Hox genes in the evolution of body morphology, 2) Understanding the mechanisms of germ line regeneration in Parhyale, and 3) Studying the developmental basis for structural colors in butterflies.
Lab Web Page: http://www.patellab.org
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: YES
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