An ancient manual for the assembly of creatures from Planet Earth*
How does the genome of an egg control cell division, cell movement, and cellular differentiation to produce a multicellular organism? How does evolution manipulate this program so that a better adapted life form is produced?
For the answers to these questions and more, students should consider taking Introduction to Dev Biol. If you have taken Genetics you can also take one of the advanced courses Dev Genetics or Developmental Biology. If you are a grad student, you should also consider our Molecular Biology Journal Club.
To do research in Developmental Biology, prospective grad students and undergrads are encouraged to apply to work in our lab. We are interested in understanding how cell lineage and cell movement control cell fate during early development. Vignettes from some of our projects and some techniques we use are below.
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