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Scott Nichols

University of Denver
Department of Biological Sciences
2101 E. Wesley Ave
Denver, CO 80208
United States


Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals, Prokaryotes
Techniques Employed: Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, RNA interference(RNAi), Sectioning for Histology, Sectioning for Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, basic protein biochemistry, biochemical methods and proteomics
Research Description: The focus of my research is on the comparative genomics, cell and developmental biology of sponges. The broader objective of this research is to address fundamental questions about the origin and early evolution of animals. In particular, we are interested in the evolution of epithelial tissues and assembly of developmental signaling pathways.
Lab Web Page: http://nicholslab.wikidot.com
Willing to Host Undergraduates: NO
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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