Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Developmental Evolution of the Animal Face: from Principles to Mechanisms

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JHB 208 Chakrabarti room, JHBB, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Dr Abzhanov’s research is focused on topics relating to vertebrate craniofacial (head) development, craniofacial genetic conditions in humans and craniofacial developmental evolution. His group are interested in the precise mechanisms of cranial skeletal cell differentiation and skull/face morphogenesis in amniotes. His work combines the study of ‘model’ laboratory systems such as mouse models with ‘non-model’ species used for evolutionary developmental studies, such as Darwin's Finches and other birds, as well as reptiles.