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Wrangling Worms To Study DNA Evolution

Teaching Systems Biology and Genetics Through Inquiry

Kacy Gordon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy in the Darwinian Sciences Cluster at the University of Chicago. Her interests are in evolutionary development (evo-devo) and the study of how gene regulatory networks evolve. To learn more about Kacy and her research visit her University of Chicago profile or The Ruvinsky Lab webpage.  This video can also be found on the Field Museum's Vimeo page.

"Systems biology means making connections between different levels of biological organization. If I'm teaching about cells, I always make connections to how their behaviors are controlled by the expression of genes, and how those cellular behaviors lead to different phenotypes at the organismal level." – Kacy Gordon