Update as of March 9, 2020

Washington University interim policy on visitors

Whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms, visitors who have been in locations with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events. In addition, visitors who have had direct contact with a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 or with someone who is under care for suspected exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events within 14 days of such contact.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this poses to your plans to visit. To learn more about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit our information page.

Photo by Matt Miller, Medical Photographer

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. 

Zebrafish lab photo

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. Tony Tsai will be joining the Department on January 1st

Dr. Tony Tsai will be joining the Department on January 1st

Dr. Tony Tsai will be joining the Department on January 1st, 2021! “Trained as a systems developmental biologist, I am fascinated by the striking robustness of embryo development. Despite environmental fluctuations and the stochastic nature of instructive signals, cells generate tissue-scale patterns and structures in a precise and reproducible fashion. My lab aims to understand […]
CRM received a $1.16mil grant from NIBIB for Training

CRM received a $1.16mil grant from NIBIB for Training

Congratulations to The Center of Regenerative Medicine! Drs. Farsh Guilak and Angela Bowman, on behalf of the Center of Regenerative Medicine, have received a $1.16mil grant from NIBIB for Training in Regenerative Medicine that will provide support for 3 postdocs/year for two years.