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.

Samantha Morris in labPhoto 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.

 

Latest news

Dr. Helen McNeill has received a grant award from the NIH/NIGMS

Dr. Helen McNeill has received a grant award from the NIH/NIGMS

Congratulations to Dr. Helen McNeill! Dr. Helen McNeill, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Biology, has received a four-year $ 2,276,995 grant award from the NIH/NIGMS starting 8/1/2020 for her project entitled “Dissecting Fat cadherin function in vivo”
Kyohei Tokizane has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Kyohei Tokizane has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Congratulation to Kyohei Tokizane from Dr. Shin Imai's Lab! Kyohei Tokizane, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar, has received a one-year $60,000 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Glenn Foundation starting August 1, 2020 for his project entitled “ Investigating the role of dorsomedial hypothalamus in mammalian aging”.
Dr. David Ornitz has received a grant award from the NIH/NHLBI

Dr. David Ornitz has received a grant award from the NIH/NHLBI

Congratulations to Dr. David Ornitz! Dr. David Ornitz, M.D.,Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Biology, has received a four-year $2,495,709 grant award from the NIH/NHLBI starting 7/15/20 for his project entitled "FGF18 regulation of postnatal lung development".