Evolution of Animal Development and Morphology

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Research in our group investigates a number of questions central to understanding animal evolution:

  • How is animal development regulated?
  • How does the genetic regulation of development evolve?
  • What are the molecular changes in developmental factors underlying morphological variation?
  • What is the relationship between the evolution of variation within species and differences between species?

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Research impact

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To involve a wider audience our research, we regularly visit schools to talk about animal biology and carry out research related hands-on activities, as well as participating in public events hosted by Oxford Brookes University.

We also host high school students in our lab to provide them with research experience and training.


Alistair McGregor

Professor Alistair McGregor

Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology

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