Dr. Kacy Lynn Gordon


I'm coming to UNC from a postdoc across town in the Biology Department at Duke. I attended grad school in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. I've been interested in evolution and development since my undergrad days at Dartmouth.

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Lab members

The Gordon lab  is always looking for postdocs, grad students, undergrads, and technicians who are interested in stem cells, development, and evolution. Please see Contact to get in touch!

I studied biology at UNC-Chapel Hill with a second major in anthropology. I have always been interested in genetics and evolution. I am excited for this opportunity to learn more about this field.



Lab technician


We look forward to welcoming back India Washington and Ryan Merritt for their senior year in person in fall 2021!


We have some exciting postdoc news to announce later this summer! 

Postdoc Alumnus
Dr. Sheldon Lawrence

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Dr. Lawrence is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oxford College. He completed a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Hampton University in 2012 and a PhD in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Florida in 2018. He was a Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research & Education (SPIRE) postdoctoral research fellow and member of the Gordon lab from 2020-2021. Good luck Sheldon!  

Xin Li


Rotation students in BBSP or those looking to be admitted through Biology or QBio are welcome to apply.

Grad students

This is Xin Li from China, student in QBio (starting fall 2021).  My research focuses on the development of C. elegans gonads and the potential functions for DTC-Sh1 system in the germline cells' development. 

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Noor Singh

Hello! I moved to the United States from New Delhi to start college studying Biology at the University of Chicago, where I also worked as a lab manager in the Vicky Prince Lab in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and just started at UNC through the BBSP umbrella program! I have long been interested in cellular-level changes that enable the astonishing, large-scale movements of morphogenesis and hope to expand on these interests in the Gordon lab by studying the developmental regulation of the stem cell niche in the C. elegans gonad.

Collaborators and prior affiliations

The Gordon Lab is open to collaboration within and outside of UNC. Check out Research for our work with collaborators. 

Before starting the lab at UNC, Dr. Gordon worked at Duke University with Dr. David Sherwood. She did her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago with Dr. Ilya Ruvinsky