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

Model Systems

Faculty members in the Department of Developmental Biology employ several animal model systems, including fruit fly (D. melanogaster), nematode (C. elegans), zebrafish (D. rerio), and mouse (M. musculus) as well as tissue culture systems and embryonic stem cells. By combining experimental advantages of these animal and tissue culture models, along with the knowledge from human genetic and genomic studies in several Departments at WUSM, we can effectively address key questions about human development, physiology, birth defects, disease, and aging. 

Upcoming Events

May 24

Najla Kfoury (Josh Rubin Lab)/ Tom Ronan (Naegle Lab)

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

12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Jun 1

Brian Lananna

RAD Journal Club

11:00 am, Needleman Library

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