Characterizing the expression and function of leg gap genes in the amphipod crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis
Heather is a postdoctoral researcher at Marine Biological Labs, Woods Hole Massachusetts. Her PI, Nipam Patel, was hired as the Director, and she's following him there to continue expanding her research on the evolution of arthropod legs and the origin of insect wings. Part of her project will be to establish CRISPR gene editing in horseshoe crabs and mantis shrimp! Outside of lab, Heather also plans on going to a Burning Man again!