Dr. Andrew Gillis
Andrew earned a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biology from Dalhousie University, a M.Sc. in Palaeobiology from the University of Bristol, and a Ph.D. in Organismal Biology and Anatomy from the University of Chicago. He held a Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge (2009-2011), and a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University (2012-2014). He is currently a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge, and a Whitman Investigator at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, U.S.A.
Dr. Kate Criswell
Royal Society Shooter International Postdoctoral Fellow
Kate earned a B.Sc. from Shippensburg University, a M.Sc. from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in Organismal Biology and Anatomy from the University of Chicago. Kate is interested in the development and early evolution of the vertebrate axial skeleton, and is currently investigating the embryonic origin and patterning of the vertebral column in cartilaginous fishes. See Kate's personal website here.
Dr. Victoria Sleight
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vicky earned a B.Sc. (Hons) from Plymouth University, and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Heriot-Watt University and the British Antarctic Survey. For her Ph.D., Vicky investigated the molecular control of biomineralisation and shell development in antarctic bivalves. She is currently investigating the embryonic origin and molecular patterning of gill arch appendages in cartilaginous fishes, while also continuing research into molluscan shell development. See Vicky's personal website here.
Ph.D. student, BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme
Christine earned a B.A. from Oxford University, where she became interested in questions of early vertebrate evolution. Christine is now using comparative transcriptomic approaches to investigate axial patterning mechanisms of the jaw, gill arch and paired fin skeleton of cartilaginous fishes.