Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine
Department of Developmental Biology
  • A Drosophila larva stained for nerves, muscles, and synapses

  • Neurons generated by converting the cell fate of human skin fibroblasts.

  • GFAP expressing astrocytes differentiated from neural stem cells

Research News

  • Dr. Alison Snyder-Warwick won Best Poster Award

    Dr. Alison Snyder-Warwick won Best Poster Award at the American Society for Peripheral Nerve annual meeting for her project, “Morphologic Characterization and Lifespan of…

  • Dr. David Ornitz’s New Publication

    Fibroblast growth factor 2 is an essential cardioprotective factor in a closed-chest model of cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury. House SL, Wang J, Castro AM, Weinheimer C, Kovacs…

  • Dr. Alison Snyder-Warwick’s New Publication

    The Degree of Facial Movement following Microvascular Muscle Transfer in Pediatric Facial Reanimation Depends on Donor Motor Nerve Axonal Density. Snyder-Warwick AK, Fattah AY, Zive…

  • Dr. Stacey Rentschler’s New Publication

    Canonical wnt signaling regulates atrioventricular junction programming and electrophysiological properties. Gillers BS, Chiplunkar A, Aly H, Valenta T, Basler K, Christoffels VM, Efimov IR, Boukens…

  • Dr. Kerry Kornfeld’s New Publication

    Conversion of the LIN-1 ETS Protein of Caenorhabditis elegans from a Sumoylated Transcriptional Repressor to a Phosphorylated Transcriptional Activator. Leight ER, Murphy JT, Fantz DA,…

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Upcoming Events

Apr 1

Yangjian Liu (Andrew Yoo Lab)/ Alexi Kiss (Efimova Lab)

Development and Regenerative Biology / Cell-Cell Interactions in Cancer Research Forum (Wednesday)

12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Apr 2

Melanie Pullen

Developmental / Regenerative / Aging Journal Club

Developmental/ Regenerative Journal Club 11:00 am, Needleman Library

Apr 3

Special Seminar: Dr. Iqbal Hamza

Special Seminars

Friday, April 3rd, 12:00 pm, Holden Auditorium Iqbal Hamza, Ph…

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Our Faculty

Welcome to the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis! The Developmental Biology Faculty employ a variety of model organisms and cell-based systems to answer key outstanding questions about…

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