Layden Lab

Layden describes the neural architecture of nematostella vectensis during the live imaging of a transgenic animal.

Simple Anemones, Complex Science: View Photos From Inside the Layden Lab

Michael Layden, associate professor of biological sciences, leads a team of researchers studying the neural development of the Starlet Sea Anemone.

Michael Layden, associate professor of biological sciences, leads a team of researchers who have been working for years to better understand the neural development of nematostella vectensis—a simple cnidarian creature also known as the Starlet Sea Anemone.

That's a key step in the understanding of how the brain evolved.

In August, Lehigh will host a Cnidofest workshop, which will bring researchers from related fields to Lehigh to learn more about working with these amazing little creatures.

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