I am interested in studying the gene regulatory mechanisms involved in the specification and differentiation of the nervous system of the sea urchin embryo and larva. Within the context of the EvoCELL ITN we aim to generate single cell transcriptome data and perform a comparative analysis of neuronal differentiation programs in diverse species.

Project name: The neuropeptidergic system of the sea urchin larva: insight into the evolutionary origins of pancreatic and photoreceptor cell types.


Evolution and development of different neuronal subtypes in sea urchin.