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Veronica Hinman

Carnegie Mellon U.
4400 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, In Situ Hybridization, Morpholinos
Research Description: Our group is broadly interested in how genomes regulate embryonic development, and how the evolution of genomes leads to the evolution of morphology. We especially focus our research on (i) how gene regulation has evolved (which includes transcriptional evolution of gene regulatory networks- GRNs), (ii) how proteins evolve biochemical differences in function, and (iii) post-transcriptional evolution. The links between gene expression, function, GRNs and development is central to understanding how the genome controls the final form of an animal, and by extension how changes in the genome lead to changes in development. Our lab uses a range of echinoderm species as model systems to study these problems.
Lab Web Page: http://www.hinmanlab.info/Welcome/Home.html
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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