Evo-Devo Postdoc Opportunity in Cassey Dunn’s lab
Casey Dunn is looking for a postdoc in his lab at Brown University.This would be great fun, mixing genomics and microscopy to do some very cool science. Just to remind you ( in case you forget) Cassey dunn is same person who hit headlines with phylogenomics paper in April issue of Nature,which placed Ctenophores at the base of the tree of life. So all finishing graduates, its an interesting opportunity around.
Currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in the evolutionary developmental biology of cnidarians. The primary goal of the project is to advance our understanding of the development of the asexual colonies of the hydroid Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus and the siphonophore Nanomia bijuga. Colonies of both these species consist of functionally specialized polyps and medusae that are produced asexually but remain attached throughout their lives.
Insight into colonial organisms with functional specialization has broad conceptual implications for the origin of developmental mechanisms at new levels of organization, such as in the transition from unicellularity to multicellularity, and the evolution of the differentiation and the division of labor.
For more information check the web site of Cassey dunn : http://www.brown.edu/Faculty/Dunn_Lab/index.php The position will remain open until filled, with the successful candidate starting as soon as is possible for them.I am sure it will be a great place to work.
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