Urchin Photodetection

In my current role at SZN, I participate in a project aimed at uncovering how a sea urchin can see without discrete eyes. My role has included measuring the spatial resolving power of the adult animal’s vision.

Sea urchin approaching target
Sea urchin approaching target

Using data from the long-spined urchin Diadema africanum, Tianshu Li and Giancarlo La Camera have created a neuronal model of decentralized urchin vision.

Find a copy of my poster for the Euro Evo Devo 2022 Naples conference here.