Unit for Integrative Zoology

Teaching and research in our group spans across a wide range of animals including vertebrates, arthropods, and lophotrochozoans. These are analyzed using various morphological and molecular methods, including immunolabeling, advanced light and confocal microscopy, 3D reconstruction, high speed video analysis, electron microscopy, and gene expression studies. The data generated are used in integrative and comparative approaches to elucidate body plan evolution, development, functional morphology, ecomorphology and phylogeny of non-model organisms.

New papers


New paper in PLOS Biology

Principles for creating a single authoritative list of the world’s species.


New paper in Frontiers in Zoology

Within-family plasticity of nervous system architecture in Syllidae (Annelida, Errantia).


O anus, where art thou? An investigation of ctenostome bryozoans.


Morphology and life cycle of an epiphytic pherusellid ctenostome bryozoan from the Mediterranean Sea.


Review of the reproductive behavior and spermatophore morphology in the whip spider genus Heterophrynus Pocock, 1894 (Arachnida, Amblypygi), with...