Welcome to the LOWE LAB

Our research focusses on the evolution of body plans. Most of research involves the early evolution of deuterostomes and the origin of our own phylum, the chordates. We use descriptive and functional techniques to study the development of two different hemichordate species representing contrasting modes of development, a range of echinoderm and cnidarian species to address fundamental hypotheses about the macroevolution of animal body plans.