Our Research                                                                   

Bridging functional genomics, experimental embryology, comparative anatomy, and paleontology, our research seeks to answer long-standing and classical questions of vertebrate evolution. Our long-term research goal is to reveal the evolutionary and developmental mechanisms of the fish diversity and its contribution to vertebrate major transitions. As new genomic and imaging technologies extend their utility to model and non-model organisms alike, these fundamental problems become within our reach. 



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9/23/19 Welcome Anusha to Nakamura lab!

9/9/19 Myles joined Nakamura lab as a master student.

8/23/19 Shun’s research, in vitro reconstruction of limb bud, is published in Nature communications.