William Ratcliff

2016 Fellow

Current Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology

About William Ratcliff's Work

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, Ratcliff explores the origin of key multicellular innovations, such as cellular division of labor and multicellular development.