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?
To do research in Developmental Biology, prospective graduate 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 are below.
*Tools not required.