Recent Submissions

• Waiting in the wings: what can we learn about gene co-option from the diversification of butterfly wing patterns? ﻿

(Royal Society Publishing, 2017-02-05)
A major challenge is to understand how conserved gene regulatory networks control the wonderful diversity of form that we see among animals and plants. Butterfly wing patterns are an excellent example of this diversity. ...
• Adaptive Use of Information during Growth Can Explain Long-Term Effects of Early Life Experiences. ﻿

(University of Chicago Press, 2016-05-01)
Development is a continuous process during which individuals gain information about their environment and adjust their phenotype accordingly. In many natural systems, individuals are particularly sensitive to early life ...
• Phylogenetic and environmental context of a Tournaisian tetrapod fauna ﻿

(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-12-05)
The end-Devonian to mid-Mississippian time interval has long been known for its depauperate palaeontological record, especially for tetrapods. This interval encapsulates the time of increasing terrestriality among tetrapods, ...
• Translational control of gurken mRNA in Drosophila development ﻿

(Taylor & Francis, 2016-12-16)
Localised mRNA translation is a widespread mechanism for targeting protein synthesis, important for cell fate, motility and pathogenesis. In $\textit{Drosophila}$, the spatiotemporal control of $\textit{gurken}$/TGF-α mRNA ...