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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Department of Developmental Biology is launching a faculty search

Department of Developmental Biology is launching a faculty search

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine The Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine invites applications at the level of assistant professor on the tenure track.  We are seeking outstanding colleagues with an interest in any area of developmental biology, including the genetic and epigenetic […]