Urs Schmidt-Ott
Associate Professor
Faculty Member
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois USA

Areas of Expertise:
Developmental Biology and Evolution

Research Organisms:
Variety of Diptera (flies, midges etc.)


Research Focus:

Molecular evolution of developmental mechanisms.

I have a long-standing interest in comparative developmental genetics of animals, especially the molecular evolution of developmental mechanisms. Research in my laboratory examines the reorganization of embryonic development during the radiation of the insect order Diptera (flies, mosquitoes, midges etc.) and involves developmental, genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches in a variety of dipteran models that we and others have been developing for many years (e.g. Megaselia, Clogmia, Episyrphus, Chironomus, Coboldia).