We study how chordate nervous systems evolved and how they function.


Understanding the mechanisms by which nervous systems develop and operate in order to collect information from the external world and generate a coordinated behavioural output is one of the most exciting problems in biological research. From a neuroethological perspective, identifying novel adaptations that have a transformative outcome on the development and function of the nervous system across diverse animal species presents an equally exciting challenge. Our lab works at the interface of neurobiology and evolution using marine invertebrate chordates.



The lab is part of the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology. Find out more information about our lab members.

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