Sifting through the mud: A tale of building the annelid Capitella teleta for EvoDevo studies
Published: Monday, February 28, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Seaver, Professor of Biology and Whitney Lab faculty, who published an article entitled ‘Sifting through the mud: A tale of building the annelid Capitella teleta for EvoDevo studies’. Her article is part of a special volume in the book series entitled Current Topics in Developmental Biology. This special volume highlights emerging animal models for Evolution and Development research. Each chapter is written by researchers that have had a major role in developing tools, resources and animal husbandry methods for new study animal systems.
Dr. Seaver was invited to write about her accomplishments working with the marine worm Capitella teleta. This set of articles is specifically designed to be written with a narrative perspective and include some of the human story associated with the research, with each author sharing some of the highlights and challenges of their research that do not appear in typical peer-reviewed papers.
"This was a unique writing project and it was fun to share ‘my story’ with other researchers", reflects Dr. Seaver. "Putting together this article provided me with perspective on the combination of intentional decisions and serendipity that have shaped my research program". This series is mean to inspire the next generation of scientists to explore and discover fundamental properties of life by leveraging Nature's biological diversity.
Link to Dr. Seaver's article: https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.ctdb.2021.12.018
Link to Current Topics Series: https://www.sciencedirect.com/bookseries/current-topics-in-developmental-biology