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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Image of a Neolineus worm (Nemertea) regenerating the anterior end.

A Neolineus worm (Nemertea) regenerating the anterior end.

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Eduardo ZattaraVisiting Scientist


  • Phone: 301-547-9818
  • Fax: 202-633-0182
  • E-mail: zattarae@si.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163
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    Responsibilities: Visiting Scientist

    Education: Ph.D. in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution & Systematics (2012, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.)
    Licentiate in Biological Sciences (2002, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina)

    Research Interests:
    Evolutionary developmental biology; evolution of novel post-embryonic trajectories, including regeneration and agametic modes asexual reproduction; diversity of nervous system plans in lophotrochozoans, including annelids and nemerteans; ecological consequences of developmental strategies; next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics.

    Professional Activities:
    Curator, Encyclopedia of Life, freshwater clitellates

    Recent Publications:

    Zattara, E.E. & Bely, A.E. In press. Investment choices in post-embryonic development: quantifying interactions among growth, regeneration, and asexual reproduction in the annelid Pristina leidyi. Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution.

    Zattara, E.E. & Bely, A.E. 2011. Evolution of a novel developmental trajectory: fission is distinct from regeneration in the annelid Pristina leidyi. Evolution & Development 13(1): 80-95.

    Zattara, E.E. & Bely, A.E. 2010. Evolution of developmental trajectories: regeneration and fission in naidid annelids. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: E195.

    Zattara, E.E. & Premoli, A.C. 2005. Genetic structuring in Andean landlocked populations of Galaxias maculatus: effects of biogeographic history. Journal of Biogeography 32(1): 5-14.

    Full Publication List

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