PhD Doctor of Philosophy
A New Model Organism
Researchers in the life sciences often ask a fundamental question: how are living things built up from a single cell to a complex organism? Much of what we know today comes from work in model organisms like fruit flies, zebrafish, mice, and worms. There are historic and practical reasons for these choices for model organisms, but there may be many more species that can open doors for new discoveries and research directions. This project is an opportunity to delve deeper into new ideas for model organisms, for specific research questions like disease modeling, or to propose a new system for a wide variety of researchers to use.