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. David Ornitz has received a grant award from the Hope Center

Dr. David Ornitz has received a grant award from the Hope Center

Congratulations to Dr. David Ornitz! David M. Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D.,  Alumni Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology and Dr. Robert Gereau, Ph.D., the Dr. Seymour and Rose T Brown Prof of Anesthesiology received a two-year, $100,000 grant award from the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders starting January 1, 2020, for their project entitled “Determining the pathogenic […]
Dr. Samantha Morris has received 3 new awards

Dr. Samantha Morris has received 3 new awards

Congratulations to Dr. Samantha Morris, Professor of Developmental Biology and Genetics, on her three new awards! Two year $183,334 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative award as a sub-agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital beginning July 1, 2019 for her project entitled “Single-cell resolution of cell lineages and states based on chromatin accessibility combined with CellTagging or somatic mutations”. […]
Brian Egan has been selected to receive the Boime Fellowship

Brian Egan has been selected to receive the Boime Fellowship

Congratulations to Brian Egan! Brian Egan, graduate student in Dr. Kerry Kornfeld’s Lab, has been selected to receive the 2019-2020 Irving Boime Graduate Student Fellowship! This fellowship is made possible by scientific discoveries by Professor Boime and his trainees that extend longevity of proteins in vivo and led to development of Elonva, a recombinant human […]