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

Tetsuto Miyashita receives Stensiö Award!

Congratulations to our post-doc Tetsuto for receiving the Stensiö Award! Named after Swedish vertebrate paleontologist Erik Stensiö, the award recognizes the research and impact of a scholar within five years of receiving a Ph.D. Stensiö, the founder of the "Stockholm...

Ben Otoo is awarded a Field Museum fellowship!

Our very own Ben Otoo, aka Captain Tetrapod, was awarded a Field Museum Armour Graduate Fellowship for 2019-2020! This award is given to one graduate student working closely with the museum each year. More information about the fellowship can be found here....

Presenting: Candidate Vish!

Congrats to Vish Venkat on successfully defending his PhD proposal, "Evolution and development of the anterior mechanosensory lateral line" on June 10th!

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