Dr. Andrew Gillis (firstname.lastname@example.org, @GillisLab)
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, a Whitman Investigator at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, and a lecturer on the MBL Embryology Course.
Dr. Kate Criswell (email@example.com, @kecriswell)
Postdoctoral Research Associate (NERC grant researcher co-investigator)
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.
Christine Hirschberger (firstname.lastname@example.org, @christinehir)
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 and gill arch skeleton of cartilaginous fishes.
Jenaid Rees (email@example.com)
Ph.D. student, Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Developmental Mechanisms
Jenaid earned a B.Sc. (Hons) from Manchester University and an M.Res in Developmental Biology from University College London. She is currently a Ph.D. student on the Developmental Mechanisms Wellcome Trust Programme. Jenaid is conducting a comparative study of chick and skate development to investigate shared developmental mechanisms involved in pharyngeal arch and limb bud development.
Eve Koo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
M.Phil. student, M.Phil. in Developmental Biology
Eve earned a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. She is broadly interested in development, repair and regeneration of the vertebrate skeleton, and has joined the lab to investigate the genomic and developmental basis of bone loss in cartilaginous fishes.
Gillis lab alumni
Dr. Victoria Sleight (email@example.com, @VS_Marine)
Vicky was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Gillis Lab from 2017-2020, where she studied the embryonic origin and axial patterning of the skate craniofacial skeleton. Vicky is currently a Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, where her lab studies molecular and cellular mechanisms of biomineralisation in marine organisms.
Visit the Sleight Lab.