Developmental Biology

Our Research

Researchers in the Division of Developmental Biology are focused on five main areas of investigation:

  • Molecular embryology: How do molecular, genetic and cellular mechanisms govern cell behavior and pattern formation during development?
  • Neurobiology: How do the peripheral and central nervous systems develop? How do intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence behavior?
  • Organ development and disease: What are the processes that direct the formation of organs during normal embryonic development? What causes abnormal development?
  • Protein structure and function: What are the molecular mechanisms underlying normal organ development? How might these processes be disrupted in disease states?
  • Stem cells, regeneration and repair: Which stem and progenitor cells promote regeneration? How can we manipulate them to generate tissues for transplantation?
Molecular Embryology. Molecular Embryology
Neurobiology. Neurobiology
Organ Development and Disease. Organ Development and Disease
Protein Structure and Function. Protein Structure and Function
Stem Cells, Regeneration and Repair. Stem Cells, Regeneration and Repair