Nicolas Di-Poï: Vertebrate Evolution, Development and Regeneration

Research in our group investigates a number of questions central to understanding animal evolution and development: What determines the lifelong regenerative capacity of some animal lineages ? How the developmental program has evolved to generate the impressive morphological diversity of organs and tissues across vertebrates ? What are the relationships between form and function of organisms and their external environment ?

To answer these questions, we investigate new emerging vertebrate models such as squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes), which display an exceptional array of regenerative capacities, life-styles, ecologies, and morphologies. All our research projects include state-of-the-art integrative methods such as cellular biology, molecular embryology, genetics, comparative genomics, geometric morphometrics and theoretical modeling, which offer an interdisciplinary environment for research collaboration and training.

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