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.

Grad students

Rotation students in BBSP or looking to be admitted through EEOB are welcome to apply.

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!


Dr. Sheldon Lawrence

I 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. Currently, I am a Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research & Education (SPIRE) postdoctoral research fellow. I am interested in understanding the interaction between the germ cells and somatic support cells of C. elegans and currently working to identify undiscovered function(s) of genes/proteins that influence C. elegans  gonad development.

Lab technicians

Xin Li


This is Xin Li from China.  My research focuses on the development of C. elegans gonads and the potential functions for DTC-Sh1 system in the germline cells' development. 

Camille Martin

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.

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