Billie Swalla
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Billie J Swalla


Billie J. Swalla is the Director at Friday Harbor Laboratories in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. She is an expert in Invertebrate Development and Marine Genomics and does research on the diversity of marine invertebrates that inhabit Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. The Swalla lab uses transcriptomics and genomics to investigate the evolution of animal body plans by comparing gene expression between different animal embryos, especially tunicates and hemichordates.

Biodiversity Biogeography Bioinformatics Developmental Biology Environmental Sciences Evolutionary Studies Genomics Marine Biology Molecular Biology Taxonomy

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Friday Harbor Laboratories
College of the Environment

University of Washington

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