Margherita Perillo

Margherita Perillo is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, where she studies germline stem cells in development using primarily the seastar as model system. Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at Boston College where she studied nuclear positioning at the neuromuscular and myotendinous junctions. She earned her PhD from the Open University of London working at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Napoli, where she studied cell-type evolution. Email:; twitter: @Marghe_Perillo

Zak Swartz

Zak Swartz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where he is investigating diverse cell biological aspects of the oocyte-to-embryo transition and early development. He earned his PhD at Brown University, where he studied primordial germ cell development.

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