We use the larval stage of the purple sea urchin to understand different aspects of immune system evolution. Using this morphologically simple, transparent, feeding animal, we ask questions about both the conserved mechanisms that regulate immune response and also the novel mechanisms used to generate immune system diversity.

We’re currently seeking curious, motivated graduate and undergraduate students. Contact for more information on how to join the team.

The Buckley lab is part of the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University.

326 Rouse Life Sciences Building
Auburn, AL 36849