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Minako Vickery.

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Research and Teaching Interests: Regeneration and cloning in echinoderm larvae; Asteroid phylogeny


  • B.S., Toyama University, Japan. “Development of the starfish, Astropecten polyacanthus and its phylogenetic significance.” 20pp+8plts. Advisor: Dr. Mieko Komatsu
  • M.S., Toyama University, Japan. “Development and identification of the starfish Astropecten sp. in Ohtsuchi Bay.” 45pp+16plts. Advisor: Dr. Mieko Komatsu
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham. “Comparative studies of regeneration and cloning in the planktotrophic larvae of echinoderms.” Advisor: Dr. James B. McClintock

I have earned my BS and MS from Toyama University in Japan. My research interest is the regeneration process in echinoderm larvae and asteroid phylogeny. Most of my research was conducted off the coast of Seattle, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. After completing my Ph.D. from UAB, I took a post-doc position at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. I have taught various courses/undergraduate laboratories over the years.

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