David R. Angelini (Dave)

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: Arey 112 [ campus map ]
Box 8800

Phone: 207-859-5734
Fax: 207-859-5705
Mailing Address:
8800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8888
Office Hours:
Sabbatical F14-S15; email for an appointment
Angelini, David R.


B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland (1999)
Ph.D., Indiana University (2005)

Areas of Expertise

  • Developmental genetics
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Adult development of appendages in insects
  • Gene expression

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
BI163 CThe Cellular Basis of Life
BI164 CEvolution and Diversity
BI347 AComparative Developmental Cell Biology
BI377 AMorphometry: The Study of Form
BI401 ABiology Seminar

Professional Information

My interests are in the evolutionary histories that have led to animal diversity. My research and courses explore how development and genetics intersect with morphological evolution. My lab uses developmental genetics, molecular biology, morphometrics and phylogenetics to understand the interactions and functions of genes in various insect models. More details and updates are available at our lab webpage, Aphanotus.

Current Research

My lab is currently studying the development and evolution of alternative wing morphs in the red shouldered soapberry bug (Jadera haematoloma). This project includes a citizen-science initiative to survey the "Bugs in our Backyard", which involves K-12 students and teachers in public schools across the Eastern US.



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