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My research is focused on the relationship between evolution and embryology, integrating living and fossil organisms, developmental biology, and knowledge of their evolutionary relationships, to provide an holistic understanding of major episodes in evolutionary history.
I have particular interest in the evolutionary emergence of vertebrates, and of ecdysozoans, but also in the evolutionary emergence of animals and plants more generally. This entails classical palaeobiology, but also molecular genetics – to calibrate the Tree of Life to time using molecular clock theory, and to determine the role of genetic regulators of development in effecting organismal-level evolutionary change.
My group has facilities for rock digestion, high-end computed tomography, animal culture facilities and a molecular laboratory for RNA and DNA library preparation, gene cloning, and in situ hybridisation.
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25/03/16 → 31/12/21
Rucklin, M., King, B., Cunningham, J. A., Johanson, Z., Marone, F. & Donoghue, P. C. J., Jul 2021, In: Nature Ecology and Evolution. 5, 7, p. 919-926 8 p.
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Kawasaki, K., Keating, J. N., Nakatomi, M., Welten, M. C. M., Mikami, M., Sasagawa, I., Puttick, M. N., Donoghue, P. C. J. & Ishiyama, M., 22 Jan 2021, In: iScience. 24, 1, 61 p., 102023.
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Diversification dynamics of total-, stem-, and crown-groups are compatible with molecular clock estimates of divergence timesBeavan, A. J. S., Pisani, D. & Donoghue, P. C. J., 11 Jun 2021, In: Science Advances. 7, 24, 8 p., eabf2257.
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Data from 'Apparatus architecture of the conodont Nicoraella kockeli (Gondolelloidea, Prioniodinina) constrains functional interpretations'
Data from Dunn et al. 2021. The developmental biology of Charnia and the eumetazoan affinity of the Ediacaran rangeomorphs. Science Advances
Dunn, F. (Creator), Liu, A. G. (Creator), Grazhdankin, D. V. (Creator), Vixseboxse, P. (Creator), Flannery Sutherland, J. T. (Creator), Green, E. (Creator), Harris, S. (Creator), Wilby, P. R. (Creator) & Donoghue, P. C. J. (Contributor), University of Bristol, 26 May 2021