Darwin noted that pigs with extra teats also have extra thoracic vertebrae. Count the vertebrae in Mastomys coucha and see if that could explain their 8 pairs of mammary glands. The lab mouse has 5 pairs of glands and 13 thoracic vertebra. 

Darwin noted that pigs with extra teats also have extra thoracic vertebrae. Count the vertebrae in Mastomys coucha and see if that could explain their 8 pairs of mammary glands. The lab mouse has 5 pairs of glands and 13 thoracic vertebra. 

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Nadav Ahituv at UC San Francisco answering questions about how evolution works through gene regulation to make bodies. I started my undergraduate studies as a CS major, got hooked on biology, switched my major to molecular biology and now spend the bulk of my time writing code anyway. 


Thanks to:

Nadav Ahituv @ UCSF, postdoctoral research mentor

Karen Crow @ SFSU, postdoctoral teaching mentor

Michael Eisen @ Berkeley, graduate mentor

Leslee Parr @ SJSU, undergraduate mentor

Bob Fowler @ SJSU, undergraduate mentor