The Developmental Biology program encompasses research on the basic mechanisms underlying organogenesis and regeneration in normal development and disease. Specific areas of support include:
- Developmental genetic screens for identifying mutations that effect the formation of tissue such as bone, adipose, endocrine pancreas or pituitary
- Signals, signaling pathway components and transcriptional factors that control the fate, specification, proliferation, and differentiation of cells in the formation of tissues and organs
- Mechanisms of islet cell proliferation, differentiation, and survival
- Deriving pancreatic islets from stem/precursor cells
- Animal models of islet regeneration and neogenesis
For more information, contact Dr. Sheryl Sato, Director, Neurobiology of Obesity and Developmental Biology.