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 2016 – 2017
Chay Kuo, Duke University School of Medicine
"Neuronal activity-dependent control of new neuron production and integration"
Daniel Medeiros, Colorado University Boulder
"Deducing major developmental steps in vertebrate evolution: How did neural crest cells learn to make jaws?"
Elizabeth Gavis, Princeton University Molecular Biology
"A closer look at the composition, assembly, and regulation of germline RNPs"
Phillip Keller, Janelia Research Campus
"Whole-animal imaging with high spatio-temporal resolution"
Kristin Artinger, Molecular Biology University of Colorado
"Epigenetic regulation of neural crest development"
Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
"The reproductive and developmental plasticity of planarians"
Brian Black, Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California San Francisco