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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

Sep 17

Todd Druley, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Associate Professor Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Genetics Developmental Biology Washington…

Sep 24

Rob Mitra, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Alvin Goldfarb Distinguished Professor of Computational Biology Associate Professor …

Oct 1

Ai Yamamoto, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Associate Professor of Neurology Associate Professor of Pathology &…

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Faculty News

  • Dr. Andrew Yoo’s July 2018 Publications

    MicroRNAs Overcome Cell Fate Barrier by Reducing EZH2-Controlled REST Stability during Neuronal Conversion of Human Adult Fibroblasts. Lee SW, Oh YM, Lu YL, Kim…

  • Dr. Greg Grant June 2018 Publication

    The many faces of partial inhibition: Revealing imposters with graphical analysis. Grant GA. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2018 Jun 22;653:10-23. doi: 10.1016/j.abb.2018.06.009.

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