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.

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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.

 

Latest news

Geoffrey Goodhill, Ph.D., will be joining department

Geoffrey Goodhill, Ph.D., will be joining department

We are delighted to announce that Geoffrey Goodhill, Ph.D., will be joining Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on January 1, 2021, to be dually appointed as Professor in the departments of Developmental Biology and Neuroscience. In his interdisciplinary research Dr. Goodhill combines mathematical and experimental approaches to investigate the computational principles underlying […]
Margot Williams receives Chi-Bin Chien Award

Margot Williams receives Chi-Bin Chien Award

Margot Williams, Ph.D., a former Postdoctoral Fellow in Lila Solnica-Krezel's laboratory, received the IZFS 2020 Chi-Bin Chien Award. Margot is currently an Assistant Professor in the Center for Precision Environmental Health and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Baylor College of Medicine. Her outstanding research contributions and dedication to the zebrafish field truly […]
Mitsukuni Yoshida has received the 2020 Needleman Prize

Mitsukuni Yoshida has received the 2020 Needleman Prize

Congratulations to Mitsukuni Yoshida! Mitsukuni Yoshida, a MSTP student in Dr. Shin Imai’s laboratory in the Neuroscience Program, has received the 2020 Needleman Prize! The Needleman Prize is presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of Pharmacology.