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Cell & Developmental Biology

The laboratories in Cell and Developmental Biology areas are engaged in cutting-edge research encompassing gene regulation, cancer biology, neurosystems, and reproductive system development and function. Experimental approaches include conventional and multidisciplinary tools, such as genetics, immunochemistry, transgenics, biochemistry, confocal and electron microscopy, tissue culture, genomics, and bioinformatics. Research questions are being addressed in both invertebrate and vertebrate model systems, including the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and mammalian cells. This broad range of activities provides excellent training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.

Expandable List

  • BIOL 6H03 / Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • BIOL 720 / Bioinformatics
  • BIOL 762 / Developmental Biology
  • Education 750 / Principles and Practice of University Teaching

Explore the Graduate Courses page for more information

  • The Bedard lab has uncovered new Src-kinase interacting genes associated with human cancers
  • The Campos lab has found that insulin signaling regulates feedling behavior in Drosophila
  • The Daniel lab has discovered proteins that regulate Wnt pathway function in cancerous growth and metastasis
  • The Gupta lab has developed novel worm microfluidics chips for neurodegeneration and drug discovery research (Rezai et al., Lab Chip)
  • Using Drosophila heart as a model, the Jacobs lab has shown that integrins play important roles in cardioblast polarization
  • The Stone lab has developed a computational model to explain echinoid skeleton form and growth
  • Research in the Zhu lab has led to new insights into the mechanism of telomere maintenance and genome stability

Cell & Developmental Biology

A portrait of Juliet Daniel

Juliet Daniel

Professor, Associate Dean, Research and International Relations

Muhammed Simsek

Muhammed Simsek

Assistant Professor

A portrait of Jonathon Stone

Jonathon Stone

Associate Professor, Director, Origins Institute, Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies)