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.
Congrats to Vish Venkat on successfully defending his PhD proposal, "Evolution and development of the anterior mechanosensory lateral line" on June 10th!
Abby Caron successfully defended her PhD proposal, "The Diversification of Paleozoic Ray-Finned Fishes” on May 30th. We look forward to the inevitable conquest of all free surface areas of the lab with her 3D printed braincases.
Vishruth Venkat/lamprey-in-disguise gave a fantastic talk during the Dev Bio Journal Club on Stundl et al. 2019 (https://elifesciences.org/articles/43531)!