Wellcome Trust PhD Student
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Interests and research
I am interested in the evolution and development of segmentation. I plan to investigate the developmental mechanisms underlying the generation of segments in the centipede Strigamia maritima, an emerging model representative of a hitherto under-studied group of arthropods. This work will contribute to our understanding of the origin of segmentation and the possible relationship between vertebrate and arthropod segmentation mechanisms.
- Ferguson L, Green J, Surridge A, Jiggins CD. Evolution of the insect yellow gene family. Mol Biol Evol. 2010