Some great insights from Sébastien Darras first author and collaborator of a paper published in PLoS Biology on the role of canonical Wnt signaling in antero-posterior axis formation during hemichordate development. http://go.nature.com/2seOBUw
http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2003698 The anteroposterior (A/P) axis is a conserved feature of bilateral animals and is defined in the anterior by a head and in the posterior by a trunk. The secreted family of Wnt proteins and their antagonists play a conserved role in setting up this axis during early development in many bilaterians. The widely accepted […]
Congratulations to José Andrade Lopez for successfully passing his qualifying exams, we look forward to his thesis work on the nervous system of Saccoglossus!
Congrats to Paul for the fellowship to study the evolution of cis-regulation in the evolution of deuterostome brains.
Paul did a fantastic job of defending his thesis and has clearly established Schizocardium californicum as a promising new model for hemichordate biology.