Prof. Megan Porter's Work with Opsin Proteins Featured on National Geographic!
Department of Biology faculty, Prof. Megan Porter, had her work featured on a recent article of National Geographic. The article focused on the evolution and use of eyes in animals. It ranges from the use of eyes in animals as simple as jellyfish, to the evolution and proliferation of the genes that lead to the creation of proteins in the eye. Prof. Porter's research was centered around the evolution of the opsin protein genes in animals, and how they all arose from a single ancestor. Opsin proteins are considered the base of all eyes. Check out the link here for the full article.