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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

Feb 27

Thorold Theunissen, PhD

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Lab of Dr. Rudolph…

Mar 1

Mark Valentine (Todd Druley Lab)/ Michael Onken Lab

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

Mar 6

Sabine Werner, PhD

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Head of Institute of Molecular Health Sciences ETH Zurich 12:00…

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Faculty News

  • Dr. Kelly Monk December Publication

    Adhesion GPCRs as Novel Actors in Neural and Glial Cell Functions: From Synaptogenesis to Myelination. Sigoillot SM, Monk KR, Piao X, Selimi F, Harty BL.…

  • Dr. Shin Imai December Publication

    Long-Term Administration of Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Mitigates Age-Associated Physiological Decline in Mice. Mills KF, Yoshida S, Stein LR, Grozio A, Kubota S, Sasaki Y, Redpath P,…

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