Craniofacial evo-devo (Laboratory for the study of craniofacial evolution & development)

Craniofacial evo-devo (Laboratory for the study of craniofacial evolution & development)

We study morphogenesis of several cranial (head) structures of vertebrates like pharyngeal arch cartilages, jaws, teeth, or attachment organs/cement glands. By comparing development of different animals (e.g., amphibians, bichirs, acipensers or lampreys) we are looking for dissimilarities in developmental processes in order to discover key developmental changes responsible for production of morphological variation, novelties and evolutionary change.