Michael Bok

Michael Bok


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I am a researcher in the Lund Vision Group. I am interested in the unusual visual systems of a variety of marine invertebrates ranging from the rudimentary compound ocelli of fan worms to the spectacularly sophisticated eyes of mantis shrimp. I completed my PhD in 2013 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County under the supervision of Professor Thomas Cronin, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Dan-Eric Nilsson at Lund University in Sweden, and a BBSRC independent fellowship at Bristol University, UK. My current work on fan worms aims to unravel the developmental, neurological and behavioral factors that drove the evolution of these simple eyes and perhaps also influenced the origins of nature’s very first visual systems.

You can learn more about my research and photography at my homepage.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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  • Zoology


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