Suman Kumar

ESR in the Hausen lab, Sars, Norway

Project summary
The project aims to provide an integrative and comparative data set on photoreceptors and eyes in a variety of invertebrate phyla: the polychaete Malacoceros and the polyplacophoran mollusc Leptochiton for direct comparison with the model Platynereis (ESR1), the bryozoan Bugula for studying the evolutionary origin and role of ciliary photoreceptors in larval phototaxis and in collaboration with ESR8 the acoel Isodiametra as a probable outgroup.