Evgeny Ivashkin

evgeny-ivashkinEvgeny Ivashkin
Postdoctoral Scientist
Phone number: (508) 289-7731
eivashkin@mbl.edu
Ivashkin CV
Laboratory: https://www.mbl.edu/jbpc/staff/gribble/

Research Interests:

Animal life cycles are systems with complex integration across molecular, cellular, individual, population, and ecosystem scales. The processes controlling life cycles and plasticity in life history strategy are poorly understood, however. I am interested in the mechanisms of maternal effects and how they influence development. My current project is dedicated to investigating the effect of aged mothers’ physiology on their offspring. Our aim is to understand the mechanisms that drive shorter lifespan, reduced fecundity, and lower fitness in the progeny of aged mothers, which is known as the Lansing Effect. Our main model is the monogonont rotifer Brachionus manjavacas, a short-lived marine planktonic animal. I am also studying rotifer neurogenesis and diverse methods for neurobiological investigations in these animals. Despite the nearly ubiquitous distribution of rotifers in nature and their important role in the tropho-dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, our knowledge about their biology remains very scarce. We are trying to fill this gap.

Multimedia: https://youtu.be/M58-cv7IjAM. This video shows the life-imaging of calcium waves in the brain of the rotifer Branchionus manjavacas. Credit: Evgeny Ivashkin

Nervous system (left) and muscles (right) in the late embryo of the rotifer Branchionus manjavacas. Credit: Evgeny Ivashkin


Nervous system (left) and muscles (right) in the late embryo of the rotifer Branchionus manjavacas. Credit: Evgeny Ivashkin

 
 
 

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