Dr. Allison Edgar joins the Martindale Lab
Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Please welcome Dr. Allison Edgar to Whitney Laboratory! She recently joined Dr. Mark Martindale's lab where she will work with a variety of marine invertebrates to examine the evolution of gene expression in early development.
Allison received her B.A. in Biology from Reed College, where she worked on spider gastrulation, sparking a love of embryos and fascination with the evolution of development. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University, where she worked in the labs of Greg Wray and Dave McClay on early cell lineage specification in a sea urchin that has evolved a way to skip over the feeding larval life stage.