Welcome to the Coates Lab!

We sit at the crossroads of evolutionary developmental biology, paleobiology, and anatomy. Our research interests are wide-ranging, and broadly fall under the evolution and diversity of early vertebrates, as well as adding paleontological and comparative anatomy perspectives to evo-devo. We are also very interested in the use of new imaging and visualization technologies in our work, such as CT scanning and 3D printing.

NEWS

“Great” trip to Great Lakes Student Paleoconference!

“Great” trip to Great Lakes Student Paleoconference!

Members of the Coates Lab traveled to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to present at the Great Lakes Student Paleoconference which hosted students from 7 institutions. Talks ranged from topics including reconstructing ecological communities, applying geometric...

Coates Lab attends SVP 2019!

Coates Lab attends SVP 2019!

We had a successful and fun trip to SVP in Brisbane this year! Ben Otoo presented a poster, "New Diversity in Early Tetrapod Hind Limbs" and Mike enraptured audiences with his talk, "Rethinking the Assembly of Chimaeroid Fishes." Rumor has it that both presentations...

Coates Lab featured on CEB50 article!

Coates Lab featured on CEB50 article!

Our lab was featured in a UChicago news article about CEB50, a celebration of the first fifty years of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Mike is the current chair of CEB and was photographed absolutely glowingly (mostly due to the light table), basking among the...

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