- Email Address
- [email protected]
- Research Areas
- Research Keywords
- Research Description
We are interested in learning about the role of signaling systems between groups of organisms (i.e. prokaryotes and eukaryotes) and their function in development. Specifically we address this problem using functional genomics, physiology and developmental biology approaches.
- Research Summary
Dr. Heyland's laboratory uses novel functional genomics approaches to study the endocrine and neuroendocrine systems of aquatic invertebrates. Specifically he investigates the function and evolution of hormonal and neurotransmitter signaling systems in the regulation of development and metamorphosis. His research includes evolutionary development studies of marine invertebrate metamorphosis, eco-toxicogenomic approached to understand endocrine disruption in aquatic ecosystems and water remediation technologies. These projects are integrated with several national and international collaborations ranging form basic scientific work to industry partnerships.
- Techniques Used
Transcriptomics, metabolomics, physiology, embryology, phycology, microbiology, immunology, neurobiology.
- Lab Equipment
Micro-injection, histology, radioactive isotopes, qPCR, microscopy, high throughput microscopy, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, tissue histology, CRISPR, RNAi, cell culture.
- Locations of international collaborators
USA, France, Germany, Mexico.