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. Stacey Rentschler’s New Publication

    Notch Activation Associates with Poor Outcomes in Heart Failure: is It Harmful, or Not Enough of a Good Thing? Chiplunkar A, Rentschler S. J Card…

  • Dr. Zach Pincus’s New Publication

    Ageing: A stretch in time. Pincus Z. Nature. 2016 Feb 4;530(7588):37-8. doi: 10.1038/nature16873. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

  • Dr. David Ornitz’s Publication

    Stromal-Initiated Changes in the Bone Promote Metastatic Niche Development. Luo X, Fu Y, Loza AJ, Murali B, Leahy KM, Ruhland MK, Gang M, Su X,…

  • Dr. Jeanne Nerbonne’s New Publication

    Distinct Firing Properties of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide-Expressing Neurons in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus. Hermanstyne TO, Simms CL, Carrasquillo Y, Herzog ED, Nerbonne JM. J Biol Rhythms. 2016…

  • Dr. Douglas Covey’s New Publication

    Comparison of Steroid Modulation of Spontaneous Inhibitory Postsynaptic Currents in Cultured Hippocampal Neurons and Steady-State Single-Channel Currents from Heterologously Expressed α1β2γ2L GABAA…

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Department of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
660 S. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8103
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone:  314-362-7054
Fax: 314-362-7051

Upcoming Events

Oct 20

35th Annual Lowry Lecture, October 20th, 2016, Connor Auditorium

Special Seminars

35th Oliver H. Lowry Lecture will be held on…

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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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