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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

Nov 26

Mayssa Mokalled, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Assistant Professor Department of Developmental Biology Washington University School…

Nov 28

Jasmin Sponagel (Josh Rubin Lab)/ Shanshan Song (Aaron Johnson lab)

RAD Research Forum Series

12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Dec 3

William Mair, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases Department of…

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Faculty News

  • Dr. David Ornitz October 2018 Publication

    Congratulations to Dr. David Ornitz's Lab on their recent publication! Impaired tumor growth and angiogenesis in mice heterozygous for Vegfr2 (Flk1). Oladipupo SS, Kabir…

  • Dr. Stacey Rentschler’s October 2018 Publication

    Congratulations to Dr. Stacey Rentschler's Lab on their recent publication! Differential Wnt-mediated programming and arrhythmogenesis in right versus left ventricles. Li G, Khandekar A,…

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