Squid larvae

Change (Development & Evolution)

One of biology's grand challenges is to explain how genes control the growth and development of plants and animals, and how these processes change through evolution.

At Hopkins, our work extends from investigating population level changes that effect coral response to global climate change, to the origins of phyla and the development of animal body plans. This includes the Tunicate Lab, under the direction of Principle Investigator, Irv Weissman, Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University, and Ayelet Voskoboynik, Senior Scientist and Co-PI.