Multichannel in site hybridization of Drosophila embryo, McGinnis lab

Cell and Developmental Biology: Research Topics

Regenerative Biology and Stem Cells

Mechanisms by which cells and organisms repair themselves

Organisms have remarkable abilities to repair cells and regenerate tissues after damage. Laboratories in the CDB section are studying epidermal wound repair in a variety of model organisms, including nematodes, Drosophila, and mice. CDB labs also investigate the ability of neurons to regenerate after damage. Stem cells hold enormous therapeutic promise in human regenerative medicine; CDB researchers are studying the fundamental biology of stem cells in organisms ranging from plants to vertebrates.