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Dr Alex Eve

Associate Research Fellow (LSI)


 01392 727463

 Living Systems Institute S01.01


Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD


I am a developmental biologist interested in the process of forming a complex multicellular embryo from a single cell. I have worked with Xenopus, zebrafish, and invertebrate model organisms with a particular interest in how cells communicate with each other to form and navigate between different tissues.


PhD Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Portsmouth


2016-Present Associate Research Fellow - University of Exeter
2017-2017 Guest Research Fellow - Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology
2015-2016 Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Francis Crick Institute
2011-2015 PhD Cell and Developmental Biology - University College London
2008-2011 BSc (Hons) Biochemistry - University of Portsmouth


Research projects

My project investigates how Hedgehog signally, one of the fundamental signalling pathway that orchestrates embryo development, originated and evolved in different species. I am using the cnidarian invertebrate Starlett sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis) as a model for studying the ancestral mechanism of Hedgehog signalling using molecular and genetic approaches.

External Engagement and Impact

Administrative responsibilities

Secretary, British Science Association - Exeter branch


Supervision / Group

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