Current research

Our research is highly diverse and includes topics ranging from embryogenesis, cell reprogramming and organogenesis to aging and stem cell engineering.

Our ongoing and future work will focus on new and emerging areas of developmental biology, such as epigenetics and genomics.

 

Model systems

We house one of the largest zebrafish facilities in the world. Along with zebrafish (D. rerio), we study several other model systems, including the fruit fly (D. melanogaster)nematode (C. elegansand mouse (M. musculus), as well as tissue culture systems and embryonic stem cells.

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Latest news

Dr. Mokalled has received the H.W. Mossman Award

Dr. Mokalled has received the H.W. Mossman Award

  Congratulations to Dr. Mayssa Mokalled! Dr. Mokalled has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the H.W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology. This award recognizes investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to the field of developmental biology, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.
Dr. David Ornitz received an award from the CDI

Dr. David Ornitz received an award from the CDI

Congratulations to Dr. David Ornitz! David M. Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D., Alumni Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology, Dr. David T Curiel, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology; Director Therapeutics Center, Dr. Igor P. Dmitriev, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Kel Vin Woo, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatric Cardiology Fellow, received a three-year, $450,000 grant […]
Brian Lananna received the 2019 John E. Majors Award

Brian Lananna received the 2019 John E. Majors Award

Congratulations to Brian Lananna, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Shin Imai’s Lab! Brian received the 2019 John E. Majors Award in honor of Dr. John Majors. The Majors award was created in 2018 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching. Dr. Johns Majors was a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular […]