Robert Denver

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Robert Denver

Professor

830 N. University

Office Location(s): 3065C / 3071 Kraus Natural Science Building
Phone: 734.936.6625
Lab Phone: 734.647.2604
rdenver@umich.edu
Denver Lab

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Fields of Study
    • Evolutionary developmental biology and physiology
  • About

    Research interests

    Dr. Denver’s research is on the hormonal control of postembryonic development. He is particularly interested in understanding the evolution of adaptive phenotypic plasticity. A primary focus is on molecular and developmental processes that underlie developmental responses to environmental change (e.g., plasticity in the timing of amphibian metamorphosis). A related goal is to develop a mechanistic basis for understanding how early life experience affects adult phenotypic expression and fitness in vertebrates. Our research is multidisciplinary, spanning cellular and molecular biology, neurobiology, development, ecology and evolution.

    Please visit the Denver Lab website for more information on current projects, recent publications and research opportunities.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1989
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Evolutionary developmental biology and physiology