Welcome to the Diaz Lab

Spring 2022 is upon us and have several projects on the burner (skull evolution across amniotes – which has included examination of the human skull in embryos, skin color formation in reptiles, limb evolution, gopher snakes, and even birds).

We also had recent 2 recent papers published, the first is on the effects of high temperature during incubation and basking of gravid females (squamate embryonic development commences within the maternal oviduct; see the link here for our paper driven by the Sanger Lab ). Our second paper was on the formation of limb musculature (both forelimb and hindlimb) in 3 species of lizards belonging to different families, showing different kinematics and also different morphologies (see link)