NSF DEB a go go

May 1, 2018

Very excited to announce that the Pierce lab has activated its second NSF grant! The project is a collaborative effort with Ken Angielczyk at the Field Museum and aims to reconstruct forelimb evolution in Synapsida.

Collaborative Research: Evolving the mammalian forelimb: modeling musculoskeletal transformation in the forerunner of mammals (DEB #1757749)

We will be traveling the world collecting fossil data and performing cool lab-intensive experiments. The research will also include working with Andy Biewener (Harvard; biomechancis), Zhe-Xi Luo (Chicago; early mammals), and Graham Slater (Chicago; phylogenetics).

Let the fun begin!