"How Dinosaurs Became Birds" by Arhat Abzhanov on Academic Minute Program on National Public Radio (WAMC), September 16th (2012).
The Abzhanov Lab uses morphometric, molecular, cellular, and developmental genetics methods to study how cranial cells undergo skeletal differentiation, and how cranial skeleton changes in evolution.
Professor Arhat Abzhanov is interested in vertebrate craniofacial development, evolution and disease.
Bhart-Anjan Bhullar studies the evolution of cranial and cervical development within Amniota. His current research focuses on the evolution and development of the face in Archosauria (birds and crocodiles).
Bumjin Namkoong is studying the etiology and pathogenesis of Hemifacial Microsomia using chick and mouse model systems in combination with RNAi technology and lentivirus mediated transgenesis.
Masayoshi Tokita is studying evolution and development of vertebrates, especially their musculoskeletal system. I am currently working on research projects to understand craniofacial evolution of Darwin's finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Michael Brent Hawkins with an Anolis lizard.
Thom Sanger with another Anolis lizard
Arhat in studying Caribbean bullfinches in Barbados
Bhart-Anjan Bhullar collecting collecting alligator eggs in Louisiana