Development and Stem Cells

Developmental biology aims to understand how an organism develops from a single cell to many organized groups of specialized cells that form a complex multicellular organism. Genes control much of an organism’s development, but the environment also plays a role, resulting in the complex “nature vs. nurture” paradigm. CCR investigators seek a deeper understanding of human development and the many disorders and diseases that can occur when normal development is disrupted.  We invite you to meet some of our principal investigators conducting research in this area.