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Casey Dunn

Casey Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biology

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Phone: +1 401 863 9806


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Research Summary

Interested in finding the evolutionary relationships between animals, and learning how the evolution of form and function is realized through the evolution of genomes.

Past or Present Projects Available:

The evolutionary relationships between the major groups of animals; the evolutionary relationships within molluscs; the structure and development of siphonophore colonies; the development of organisms with complex lifecycles; No Sex, No Problem: Genomic Modification in Bdelloid Rotifers Following Full-Body Desiccation and DNA Repair; Paternal vs. maternal expression in developing sea urchin interspecies hybrids; Diversification and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in Poaceae