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”.

Student – invited seminar speakers for 2013 – 2014

Jonathan Henry, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
The Eyes Have it:  Cornea Stem Cells and Lens Regeneration

Bob Goldstein, University of North, Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cellular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis

Adam Martin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shaping tissues with contractile ratchet

Rebecca Burdine, Princeton University
Telling Left from Right - from cilia to organ morphogenesis

Utpal Banjeree, University of California, Los Angeles
Title TBA

Jose Luis Gómez-Skarmeta, Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo
Deep conserved 3D architecture of developmental tool

Jin Jiang, University of Texas, Southwestern
Hippo signaling in organ size control and regeneration

Celeste Nelson, Princeton University
How to make a branch


DRSB Research Areas

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