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Dr Axel Newton

Research interests

Evolutionary and developmental biology

My research seeks to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and evolution of the head and limbs between vertebrates. My reserach has a particular focus on the neural crest and lateral plate mesoderm, transient embryonic tissues which pattern the head and limbs, respectively. I utilize several different vertebrate models, including marsupials and avians, such as chicken and emu, to perform multispecies comparisons

  • Evolution and Development
  • Morphogenesis
  • embryonic development
  • patterning
  • craniofacial development
  • limb development
  • marsupials

Research projects

  • Investigating the molecular basis of accelerated neural crest development in marsupials
  • Investigating the molecular basis of accelerated limb development in marsupials

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