Graduate Student
M.S. Biology (2016) Georgia State University
B.S. Biology (2014) Georgia State University

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AaronAlcala@uga.edu

Research Interests

  • My project is focused on understanding how the morphology of vertebrate limbs is built during embryonic development. Although many components of the gene networks important in limb development have been identified, little is known about how the expression of these genes is regulated, and how changes in the regulation of these genes during development have contributed to the evolution of limb morphology.  I am using a combination of functional and comparative genomics to study how transcription factors regulate the expression of genes critical to the growth and patterning of vertebrate appendages.
     

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