RE-EVALUATING THE MORPHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE RE-EVOLUTION OF LOST MANDIBULAR TEETH IN FROGS
Paluh DJ, Dillard WA, Stanley EL, Fraser GJ, Blackburn DC. Re-evaluating the morphological evidence for the re-evolution of lost mandibular teeth in frogs. Evolution. 2021 Dec; 75(12):3203-3213. doi: 10.1111/evo.14379. pdf
Dan has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, in a joint project between the labs of Jim Hanken and Scott Edwards at Harvard, and the Fraser lab, at the University of Florida. The title of Dan's project is: Uncovering the Mechanisms of Convergent Tooth Loss in Frogs: Linking Developmental Genetics, Comparative Genomics, and Environmental Effects.
This work will allow Dan to understand the EvoDevo mechanisms of tooth loss and gain in frogs.
Fraser Lab awarded NSF grant Funding through intBIO program: Shark skin teeth - Genotype to phenotype to prototype.
This collaborative grant with George Lauder at Harvard and Elizabeth Sibert at Yale, will investigate how shark denticles change through deep time and development, and how their evolution can lead to innovative design solutions.
Deep Time, Development, and Design: Evolution of shark skin teeth from genotype to phenotype to prototype.
Here is the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences News Article.
Gareth is working out at Friday harbor labs, UW, for the summer - with a New Faculty research Fellowship and mentoring on the FHL REU program!
The dental lamina: An essential structure for perpetual tooth regeneration in sharks
Rory passed his PhD viva. Congratulations Dr. Cooper! Rory will now go on to work at the University of Geneva in the laboratory of Michel Milinkovitch, studying skin appendages in Reptiles.
Rory's work on Skin Denticles in Sharks was featured on the BBC Four documentary series 'Secrets of Skin'. December 15th - 20th 2019.