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Drosophila sensory neurons tile the larval body wall, Dr. Chun Han

Developmental Biology

The faculty of the Developmental Biology Group are drawn from a wide range of UCSF departments in basic and clinical science. The participating research groups share an interest in understanding the basic mechanisms of embryonic development and differentiation. Studies of organisms as diverse as nematodes, fruit flies, zebrafish and mice are conducted using the wide variety of approaches, instruments, and techniques of modern biological research.

Two additional graduate programs at UCSF offer training in developmental biology.  
First Namesort descending Last Name Research Title
Arnold Kriegstein Neocortical development
Barbara Panning Stem Cell Epigenetics
Benoit Bruneau Transcriptional regulation of heart development
Bjoern Schwer Research Title: DNA repair and genome stability
Brian Black Cardiovascular Development
David Kokel High-throughput behavior-based neuroactive drug discovery
Deepak Srivastava Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiogenesis
Fred Chang Regulation of Cell Size and Shape
Graeme Davis Synapse Formation, Growth and Plasticity
Holly Ingraham Transcriptional regulators in energy balance
Jeremy Reiter Intercellular communication in development and disease
John Rubenstein Forebrain Development
Kaveh Ashrafi Molecular and Neuronal Fat Regulatory Circuits
Lani Wu Systems biology and pharmacology
Leor Weinberger How viruses (and cells) make decisions
Miguel Ramalho-Santos Stem Cell Pluripotency and Reprogramming
Nirao Shah Sexually Dimorphic Behaviors in Mammals
Pao-Tien Chuang Hedgehog Signaling in Mammalian Embryogenesis and Postnatal Physiology
Patrick O'Farrell Cell cycle control in development
Rich Schneider Developmental and Evolutionary Musculoskeletal Biology
Rik Derynck Cell Proliferation and Differentiation
Robert Blelloch Stem Cell Differentiation and Cancer
Samuel Pleasure Control of Early Hippocampal Development
Steven Altschuler Systems biology and pharmacology
Su Guo Zebrafish Genetics
Takashi Mikawa Morphogenesis
Thomas Kornberg Drosophila developmental genetics
Wallace Marshall How Cells Count and Measure
Yin Shen Functional genomics and gene regulation
Yuh Nung Jan Constructing the nervous system