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.
FGF21 Regulates Metabolism Through Adipose-Dependent and -Independent Mechanisms. BonDurant LD, Ameka M, Naber MC, Markan KR, Idiga SO, Acevedo MR, Walsh SA, Ornitz DM, Potthoff…
Nerve stepping stone has minimal impact in aiding regeneration across long acellular nerve allografts. Yan Y, Hunter DA, Schellhardt L, Ee X, Snyder-Warwick AK, Moore…