Developmental Biology Program

Research conducted by the Developmental Biology Program focuses on genetic mechanisms in early human development. Investigators use computer, cellular, and animal models to study pattern formation, the process by which cells organize to form structures that develop into a normal body. Some areas of interest are signal transduction pathways, transcription factor networks, and morphogenetic movements. Various model systems as well as tools such as embryo manipulation, imaging, gene expression profiling, genomics, in situ hybridization, and others are used in a range of experiments. Learn more about the Developmental Biology Research Program.