Developmental Neuroscience

To understand how cells and molecules function in the context of a developing organism, developmental biologists make use of a wide range of techniques, including molecular biology, cell biology, imaging, biochemistry, structural biology, genomics, bioinformatics, evolutionary studies and physiology. This offers the opportunity for many collaborative interactions, including the departments of BiochemistryPathologyGeneticsPhysiology Development and NeuroscienceVeterinary Medicine,Zoology and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell ResearchDevelopmental mechanisms are highly conserved between species, with researchers working on organisms as diverse as ArabidopsisCaenorhabditis elegans, chick, Drosophila, mouse, Xenopus and zebrafish to study problems such as the genetic and epigenetic bases of pluripotency, the mechanisms underlying cell migration and axon pathfinding and the transcriptional networks involved in the formation of tissues ranging from the testes to the neocortex.

Enrico Cherubini

Maria Teresa Fiorenza

Ilaria Minio-Paluello

Tiziana Pascucci

Davide Ragozzino

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