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 2017 - 2018

Oct. 17
Meera Sundaram
Genetics Department
University of Pennsylvania

Feb. 20
Jeff Axelrod
Department of Pathology
Stanford University Medical School

Mar. 20
Elizabeth Jockush
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut

Apr. 17
Alvaro Sagasti
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

May 15
Blanche Capel
Department of Cell Biology
Duke University


DRSB Research Areas

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