Welcome to the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Allen in the Biology Department at the College of William and Mary. Research in the Allen Lab focuses on the life histories of marine invertebrate animals. We study the ecology and evolution of larval forms in diverse organisms including sea urchins, sea stars, snails, flatworms, hemichordates and many others. We are particularly interested in how changes in maternal investment affect larval and juvenile development. Student research is highly valued in the lab. Interested undergraduate and masters-level students should contact Jon directly to inquire about current opportunities.