Laboratories in the department combine cellular and model organisms (such as worms, flies, fish, frogs, and mice) with state-of-the-art genetic, genomic and proteomic technologies to study fundamental aspects of Developmental Biology. These studies range from the analyses of chromatin dynamics and RNA regulation to the study of the cellular processes and microenvironment alterations that impact cell fate decisions during morphogenesis.

Collectively, the fundamental insights gained from Developmental Biology studies are later translated to stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, and cancer through collaborative efforts within the rich environment of the Biochemistry Department and aim to propel advances in molecular medicine for human related disorders.

Faculty conducting research in these areas: