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Echinobase - The Echinoderm resource

Echinobase's mission is to provide the international research community with a comprehensive, integrated and easy to use web based resource that gives access the diverse and rich genomic, expression and functional data available from Echinoderm research. also provides a critical data sharing infrastructure for many other NIH-funded projects, and is a focal point for the Echinoderm community. In addition to our primary goal of supporting Echinoderm researchers, Echinobase enhances the availability and visibility of Echinoderm data to the broader biomedical research community.

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We are supported by NIH 1P41HD095831 from the National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Echinobase Publications

A list of Echinobase publications can be found on the Citing Echinobase page.

Current Echinobase Staff

Charles Ettensohn, Veronica Hinman, Peter Vize, Sergei Agalakov, Brad Arshinoff, Thomas Beatman, Saoirse Foley, Kamran Karimi, Carolyn Ku, Cheryl Telmer

Former Echinobase Staff

Francisco Delgado, Andrew Cameron

Scientific Advisory Board

Maria Ina Arnone, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Titus Brown, UC Davis Andy Cameron, Caltech Greg Cary, The Jackson Laboratory Kathy Folz, UC Santa Barbara Amro Hamdoun, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Gary Wessel, Brown University Gregory Wray, Duke University Aaron Zorn, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

NIH Program Officer

James Coulombe, NICHD