Each year I advise undergraduate students who are applying to grad school, help evaluate grad school applications, and talk with prospective PhD students that are interested in joining my lab. I’ve collected some general thoughts here that I hope are useful to prospective PhD students as they decide how to…


In this new animation from our series creaturecast.org, Riley Thompson describes how siphonophores grow.

The midwater is the part of the ocean that is below the surface and above the bottom. The midwater is big — it makes up well over ninety percent of the space that life inhabits on…


There is great interest in a basic question about animal evolution —Who is our most distant animal relative? Until relatively recently it was widely thought that sponges are our most distant animal relatives, i.e. that sponges are sister to all other animals. …

Casey Dunn

Evolutionary biologist at Yale University. The views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Yale University. http://dunnlab.org

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