Tony De Tomaso

Associate Professor, Department of MCD Biology and the College of Creative Studies

Research in our lab is broadly based around the phenomenon of self/non-self recognition (allorecognition) in the colonial ascidian, Botryllus schlosseri. This allorecognition reaction links a number of disparate fields, inluding immunology, stem cell, developmental and evolutionary biology, and also has ecological consequences. Several unique aspects of the Botryllus life history make it a novel, experimentally-accessible model organism to aske pertinent questions in these distinct disciplines.

Research Area/s: 

Contact Information


Office Location: 

1107 Life Sciences

Lab Location: 

1101 Life Sciences

Office Phone: 


Mailing Address: 

UCSB Marine Science Institute Bldg 520 Rm 4002 Fl 4L Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150 United States