Who we are

David Garfield (PI)

My work aims at understanding how interactions in development shape evolutionary processes. My graduate work focused on sea urchins, but I've spent the last several years working on Drosophila gene expression regulation in Eileen Furlong's lab at the EMBL. I'm looking forward to a new adventure in Berlin, and hope you'll consider joining us in Haus 18

Alexandra Trinks (Technician)

Alexandra joins us from the Hofreiter lab in Potsdam where she worked on sequencing methods for ancient DNA and turns her skills now to developing ChIP-Seq methods for weird sea creatures and generally making sure the lab stays up and running.

Anja Ölschläger (PhD Student)

Anja holds down the fly end of the lab, using Drosophila  as a model system for understanding the impact of new mutations on developmental gene expression. 

Jonas Brandenburg (PhD Student)

The captain of team urchin, Jonas works to understand how mutations accumulate between species within developmental regulatory gene networks. 

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If you're interested in joining the lab for doctoral or post-doctoral research, please contact me directly to discuss potential funding mechanisms. We also have some funding available for Masters and Bachelors projects, particularly involving bioinformatic approaches to the study of evolution.