Control of the ParaHox genes in chordate evolution and development

Supervisors: David E.K. Ferrier, Kate G. Storey

Project Description:
This project will use a comparative approach to dissect the regulatory mechanisms of the chordate ParaHox genes (Gsx, Xlox/Pdx1 and Cdx), analysing regulatory elements of these genes in both the invertebrate sea squirt Ciona intestinalis and the vertebrate Gallus gallus (chicken).