Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine
Department of Developmental Biology


The Department of Developmental Biology is currently composed of 16 full time faculty members on the investigator track.  Current research in the Department addresses diverse aspects of developmental biology, from early embryogenesis through gastrulation, cell fate specification and reprogramming, organogenesis to aging, as well as embryonic and adult stem cells.

Over the next five years, we aim to recruit six new faculty members.  Ongoing and future faculty searches will focus on the new areas of developmental biology, including epigenetic regulation of cell fate decisions and quantitative/systems biology approaches.  All Developmental Biology faculty members are rising or renowned and productive scientists, who are fully engaged in building a leading developmental biology department.

Upcoming Events

Mar 19

Yang Shi, PhD

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Professor, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard…

Mar 20

Eva Kramer

RAD Journal Club

9:00 am, Needleman Library

Mar 21


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

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Faculty News

  • Dr. Helen McNeill’s January 2018 Publication

    Congratulations to Dr. Helen McNeill's Lab on their recent publication! Reciprocal Spatiotemporally Controlled Apoptosis Regulates Wolffian Duct Cloaca Fusion. Hoshi M, Reginensi A, Joens…

  • Dr. Kristen Kroll’s December 2018 Publication

    Congratulations Dr. Kristen Kroll's Lab on their new publication. Regulatory networks specifying cortical interneurons from human embryonic stem cells reveal roles for CHD2 in…

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