Department of Genetics
Life Sciences Building, Room 224
Piscataway. NJ 08854
Fish evolution, functional genomics, experimental embryology, comparative anatomy
Bridging functional genomics, experimental embryology, comparative anatomy, and paleontology, our research seeks to answer long-standing and classical questions of vertebrate evolution. Our long-term research goal is to reveal and understand the evolutionary and developmental mechanisms of the fish diversity and its contribution to vertebrate major transitions. As new genomic and imaging technologies extend their utility to model and non-model organisms alike, these fundamental problems become within our reach.