Research in the Browne Lab is focused on investigating patterns of change underlying organismal diversity.  We employ a wide range of experimental approaches to explore the relationships between genotype and phenotype from both developmental and evolutionary perspectives.  Current work in the lab primarily use the lobate ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, as a model system. We are also very interested in the evolution of hyperiid amphipods and their remarkable eyes optimized for oceanic midwater environments.

Lab News

Our paper on the ctenophore through-gut

Current Biology

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The 3.6Gb genome of Parhyale hawaiensis is published eLife

Our paper on ctenophore primary cell culture

Journal of Experimental Biology