Stem Cells, Development, Regeneration and Aging

Developmental biology has been revolutionized by the identification of conserved molecules that control the cell cycle and the growth of embryos, resulting in significant advances to our understanding of how pluripotent stem cells differentiate to form specific organs and how embryos ultimately transform into complex organisms. This field holds great promise for the development of medical advances to fight aging and disease, and laboratories in this area focus on combining diverse genetic, biochemical and
cellular approaches to explore developmental questions in a range of model organisms.