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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

Apr 23

Mary Baylies, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Sloan Kettering Institute 12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Apr 25

TBD

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

May 2

TBD

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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