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ADITYA SAXENA, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

I am interested in the mechanisms that control cell size and shape during differential growth plate elongation.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Theatre, gym, and BBQs

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

Gharial

RIO TSUTSUMI, PhD

KYOTO UNIVERSITY

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

I am working on developing a system for viral transgenesis in the jerboa to lineage label cells and understand mechanisms of morphological divergence.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Judo and Brazialian jiu-jitsu

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

 

Graduate Students

MAI TRAN

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

I am working to understand the mechanisms of muscle loss and tendon expansion in jerboa feet.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Watching TV and doing origami.

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

HANNAH GRUNWALD

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

I am working on using mice to model the evolutionary changes in gene regulation that led to the loss of toes, but not fingers, in the lesser Egyptian jerboa.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Reading anything I can get my hands on. Also the zoo.

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

Technical Staff

HAYDEE GUTIERREZ

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

The Jerboas are born with three separate foot bones that fuse into one by the time they reach adulthood. I would like to learn what controls this fusion.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Travel and photography

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

Undergraduates

MICHELLE FLORES

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

My research focuses on neural innervation of the jerboa foot and the relationship to foot muscle loss.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Hiking and cooking

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

LUKE RICHARD

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

I want to make it faster and cheaper to

sequence individual genomes and to understand the relationship between DNA

sequences and the diseases they cause.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Gym workouts

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

JOEL ERBERICH

 

 

MY RESEARCH:

I am interested in the genetic mechanisms that make fore and hind limbs different from one another.

 

NON-SCIENCE FUN:

Swing and Latin dancing

 

FAVORITE CRITTER:

Alumni

LENORA DOUGHERTY

 

 

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