The transition to multicellularity was transformational for life on Earth, but this evolutionary leap remains poorly understood. By evolving novel multicellular organisms in the lab from single-celled ancestors, I explore the origin of key multicellular innovations, such as cellular division of labor and multicellular development.

Awards and Achievements

  • Named one of the ‘Brilliant 10’ of 2016 by Popular Science
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award