The Committee on Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology (DRSB) takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the fundamental question of how a single cell, the fertilized egg, ultimately produces a complex fully patterned adult organism, as well as the intimately related question of how adult structures regenerate. Stem cells play critical roles both during embryonic development and in later renewal and repair. More than 35 faculty from both basic science and clinical departments in the Division of Biological Sciences belong to DRSB. Their research uses traditional model species including nematode worms, fruit-flies, Arabidopsis, zebrafish, amphibians, chick and mouse as well as non-traditional model systems such as lampreys and cephalopods. Areas of research focus include stem cell biology, regeneration, developmental genetics, cellular basis of development, developmental neurobiology, and “evo-devo”.

DRSB Seminar Series 2015 – 2016

Jim Martin, Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo signaling in heart development and regeneration

Alejandro Sanchez-Alvardo, Stowers Institute of Medical Research
Regeneration, stem cells and the developmental plasticity of planarius

Tian Xu, Yale University
Regulation of Growth and Tissue Size in Development and Tumorigenesis

Sharon Amacher, Ohio State University
Tissue patterning with RNA oscillations: single cell resolution imaging of segmentation clock dynamics

Mike Shapiro, University of Utah
Feathered feet and other fancy features: genetic and developmental diversity in Darwin’s pigeons

Laura Johnston, Columbia University Medical Center
Social interactions between cells: sensing and responding to fitness differences during tissue growth

Charles Ettensohn, Carnegie Mellon University
Encoding anatomy: linking developmental gene regulatory networks to morphogenesis

Orion Weiner, University of California, San Francisco
New tools for unlocking cell polarity


DRSB Research Areas

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