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.
Clinical or Educational Responsibilities
We currently work with an undergraduate of New Jersey Medical shool to study vertebrate anatomy. In this study, we use CT scanner to analyze 3D shape of internal organs. We are recruiting more medical students from Harvard and Princeton.