School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Invertebrate Neurobiology and Development

Invertebrates

Introduction

Work in this group is concerned with determining the genetic and cellular processes underpinning development, with a particular focus on non-model systems that include echinoderms, annelids and arthropods. We have particular interests in the evolutionary history of neuropeptide signalling systems, the molecular basis of neurogenesis, and spiral cleavage.

Staff

Researcher Title Department

Research Interests

Elphick, Prof Maurice

Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience

Biology

Physiology, Neuroscience, Evolution, Neuropeptide, Echinoderm, Cannabinoid

Martin-Duran, Dr Chema

Lecturer in Organismal Biology 

Biology

Evolution, Developmental biology, Marine biology, Invertebrates

Stollewerk, Dr Angelika

Reader in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Biology

Neurobiology, Evolution, Arthropods, Neurogenesis, Neural precursor identity

 

Publications

Elphick M, Mirabeau O, Larhammar D (2018). Evolution of neuropeptide signalling systems. The Journal of Experimental Biology

Martín-Durán J, Passamaneck Y, Martindale M, Hejnol A (2016). The developmental basis for the recurrent evolution of deuterostomy and protostomy. Nature Ecology & Evolution

Hartenstein V, Stollewerk A (2015). The evolution of early neurogenesis. Developmental Cell