Broadly speaking, my work aims to address important conceptual gaps concerning the role of development in ecology and evolution. For my PhD at Iowa State University, USA, I studied the developmental basis of phenotypic innovation and repeatability in turtles. My work integrated embryology, genetics, phylogenetics, and morphometrics. As a postdoc in the Uller group, I plan to continue using such a multidisciplinary approach to address compelling questions in ecological and evolutionary developmental biology. For example, I am currently working on a meta-analysis to address the link between cryptic genetic variation and developmental plasticity. I also plan on investigating physiological mechanisms that enable developmental arrest in reptile embryos.
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