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Dr.  Linda Holland


Research Biologist

Research Description

My long-term goal is to understand how vertebrates evolved from their invertebrate ancestors. To this end, we use the cephalochordate amphioxus (Branchiostoma) as a model for the common ancestor of amphioxus and vertebrates. To date, our studies of developmental genetics in amphioxus have given insights into evolution of vertebrate-specific structures such as neural crest and into evolution of the gastrula organizer among others.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr #0202
La Jolla, CA
92093, USA


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Phone:  858-534-5607