Editors for Developmental Biology

We aim to publish significant research in the field of developmental biology, in both traditional organisms and arising model systems. We particularly encourage studies that advance a mechanistic understanding of important events in embryogenesis, ranging from cell migration, proliferation and differentiation, regeneration, and inductive and signaling interactions, as well as work at the intersection between developmental biology and evolution. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Utpal Banerjee

    University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Utpal Banerjee is the Irving and Jean Stone Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He also serves as Co-Director of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center and as Director of the UCLA Interdepartmental Minor in Biomedical Research. He is a member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and is affiliated with the Brain Research Institute and the Neuroscience Graduate Program.

    Banerjee’s laboratory has worked on several oncogenic and metabolic signals that are important in development and disease. The lab studies the effects of systemic signals on the maintenance of blood progenitors in Drosophila, and the role of metabolic pathways in the control of proliferation and differentiation in the preimplantation mouse embryo.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    haematopoiesis
    cancer biology
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    mouse
  2. Marianne E Bronner

    Marianne E Bronner

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Marianne Bronner is a developmental biologist with a long-standing interest in specification, migration and differentiation of neural crest stem cells. Using a pan-vertebrate approach, her lab has been systematically studying the gene regulatory network responsible for neural crest formation and evolutionary origin. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Marianne’s family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian revolution when she was a small child. She received her ScB in Biophysics from Brown University and then a PhD in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. She assumed her first faculty position at the University of California, Irvine, before moving to Caltech in 1996. Marianne received the Conklin Medal from The Society for Developmental Biology in 2013, the Women in Cell Biology Senior Award from the American Society for Cell Biology in 2012, as well as several teaching awards from her institution. She was elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2015.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    evo-devo
    cell lineage
    cell migration
    developmental neurobiology
    Experimental organism
    chick
    zebrafish
    lamprey
    Competing interests statement
    Marianne Bronner is employed by the California Institute of Technology and receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health. She is on the board of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, and member of several other societies (e.g., Society for Developmental Biology, the American Society for Cell Biology, Society for Neuroscience, International Society for Differentiation). In addition to being a Senior Editor for eLife, she is a Chief Editor for Natural Sciences and serves as monitoring editor for Journal of Cell Biology, PLOS Biology and PNAS. She is presently on the boards of the Sontag Foundation and Curci Foundation as well as the Conference Evaluation Committee of the Gordon Research Conferences.
  3. Kathryn Cheah

    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

    Kathryn Cheah is a developmental geneticist and Jimmy & Emily Tang Professor in Molecular Genetics and Chair Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Hong Kong. She received her BSc Hons degree in Biology from the University of London and PhD in Molecular Biology from Cambridge University, U.K. After postdoctoral training at the University of Manchester and Imperial Cancer Research Fund in the UK, she joined the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on using functional genomics and mouse models to understand gene function and regulation, the associated gene regulatory networks and mechanisms of disease, with a focus on skeletal and inner ear development, congenital and common skeletal disorders. Notable contributions are the identification of SOX2 as essential for prosensory development in the inner ear, SOX9 as a key regulator of COL2A1 and the cartilage gene regulatory network, a lineage continuum for cartilage and bone cells and a causative mechanistic link between endoplasmic reticulum stress and skeletal disorders. She is an elected Fellow of the Global Science Academy, The World Academy Sciences (TWAS).

    She was the founding President of the Hong Kong Society for Developmental Biology and the Hong Kong representative for the Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network and the International Society of Developmental Biology (2004-2013), elected President of the International Society for Matrix Biology (2006-2008), Senior External Fellow of the University of Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (2011-2012) and elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Differentiation (2012-2018).

    She brings editorial expertise to eLife having previously served as Associate Editor for Genesis, guest Associate Editor for PLOS Genetics, Asian Editor for Development Growth & Differentiation (2015-2016), editorial board member of Matrix Biology, BioEssays, Annual Reviews of Genomics & Human Genetics, and as Reviewing Editor of eLife.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    gene regulation and development
    inherited and degenerative skeletal disorder
    inner ear
    matrix biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Kathryn Cheah receives research funding from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Hong Kong Health and Medical Research Fund. She is serving as a member of Hong Kong’s University Grants Council Biology Panel for the Research Assessment Exercise 2020. She currently also serves on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports, Genesis and Journal of Orthopaedic Research. She is also serving on the Hong Kong Advisory Board of the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) and the GRC Conference Evaluation Committee.
  4. Claude Desplan

    New York University, United States

    Claude Desplan, DSc, PhD is a Silver Professor of Biology and Neuro-science at NYU and an Affiliate Professor at the CGSB at NYU in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Desplan was born in Algeria and was trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in St. Cloud, France. He received his DSc at INSERM in Paris in 1983 working with M.S. Moukhtar and M. Thomasset on calcium regulation. He joined Pat O’Farrell at UCSF as a postdoc where he demonstrated that the homeodomain, a conserved signature of many developmental genes, is a DNA binding motif. In 1987, he joined the Faculty of Rockefeller University as an HHMI Assistant/Associate Investigator to pursue structural studies of the homeodomain and the evolution of axis formation.

    In 1999, Dr. Desplan joined NYU where he investigates the generation of neural diversity using the Drosophila visual system. His team has described the molecular mechanisms that pattern the eye and showed how stochastic decisions contribute to the diversification of photoreceptors. It also investigates the development and function of the optic lobes where neuronal diversity is generated by spatio-temporal patterning of neuroblasts, a mechanism that also applies to cortical development in mammals. Recently, his lab has also provided a functional understanding of the neuronal and computational mechanisms underlying motion detection.

    His laboratory also uses ‘evo-devo’ approaches to understand the mechanisms by which sensory systems adapt to different ecological conditions, from flies to ants to butterflies.

    Dr. Desplan serves on multiple scientific advisory boards and committees for funding agencies. He is an elected member of the AAAS, of EMBO, the New York Academy of Sciences as well as the US National Academy of Sciences.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    development neurobiology
    evo-devo
    vision
    stochasticity in development
    rhodopsin
    aging and caste determination (ants)
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    ants
    insects
    butterflies
    wasps
    flies
    Competing interests statement
    Dr. Desplan has been a member of the Board of Reviewing Editor for Science for the last 10 years (non-renumerated). He is an academic editor for PLOS Biology and PLOS Genetics (non-renumerated). Dr. Desplan occasionally serves as academic editor for other scientific journals (e.g. PNAS). He is a consultant for the Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Al Ain, UAE. Dr. Desplan receives funding from the NIH and the NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.
  5. Mike Eisen

    Michael B Eisen

    HHMI, University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Michael Eisen majored in math as an undergraduate at Harvard, exploiting the department’s lack of interest in what students did outside of the field to pursue his true love of ecology and evolutionary biology. Trying to unite his quantitative side with his interest in biology, he entered the Harvard Graduate Program in Biophysics, completing his PhD with Don Wiley, using X-ray crystallography to study the evolution of influenza virus proteins.

    After a stint as the play-by-play voice of the Columbia (Tennessee) Mules Professional Baseball Club, he joined the labs of Pat Brown and David Botstein at Stanford at the dawn of the era of functional genomics, where he played multiple roles in the development of DNA microarrays as a tool for studying biology. His most notable contribution was a 1998 paper showing how clustering methods can reveal underlying biological structure in genomic data that helped to establish many analytical paradigms in genomics.

    He began his independent career at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, before moving to the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. In addition to the main focus of his lab – using experimental, computational and evolutionary methods to study spatial patterns of gene regulation in the early Drosophila embryo – he has a longstanding interest in understanding the molecular basis for the varied microorganisms that have evolved to manipulate animal behavior.

    Outside of the lab, he has been a fervent and occasionally strident advocate for opening up the system of scholarly publishing, founding, along with Brown and Harold Varmus, the Public Library of Science (PLOS). More recently he has dabbled in politics and serves as an advisor to Impossible Foods, a company Brown started to create plant-based meats to end the planetary scourge of animal farming.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    development
    genomics
    embryogenesis
    computational biology
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    Competing interests statement
    Impossible Foods: I am an advisor to Impossible Foods, a company founded by my former postdoctoral advisor Patrick Brown, to develop plant-based alternatives to foods derived from animal projects. I got involved in the company because animal farming has a massively negative effect on the planet, and because I believe we can reduce this negative impact by offering consumers products that satisfy their desire for meat, cheese and other dairy products that have less of an impact on the environment. I spend time on the company because I believe deeply in its mission, but I also receive a small stipend for my work and own equity. 23andMe: I used to serve on the Scientific Advisory Board of 23andMe, a company that provides consumers with information on their DNA through genotyping and through a website that offers information on ancestry and ties the unique collection of DNA variants they contain to the emerging scientific literature on the effect of these mutation. I do not hold any equity in the company, but I support their mission and my long affiliation with them may constitute a conflict of interest. Public Library of Science: For 20 years I have been a public advocate for reforming the way scientists communicate, and much of my work in this domain focused on the Public Library of Science, a non-profit publisher of open-access scientific and medical journals on whose board of directors I served from 2002–18. My work for PLOS was strictly on a volunteer basis: at no point did I receive any compensation from the company for my role. Despite having no financial interest in PLOS, I have put a huge amount of blood, sweat and tears into the company. I believe fervently in its mission and have an obvious personal stake in its success, even though I am no longer affiliated with them. Science funding: As a working scientist who has received grants from a variety of government funding agencies, I have a professional interest in promoting science funding and in influencing the way research funds are distributed. Anyone who follows me knows that I speak my mind freely on the NIH and other funding agencies and their problems, but I will admit that I used to pull my punches occasionally for fear that it would influence my prospects of funding. I currently receive virtually all of my lab’s funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and thus I clearly have a professional conflict when talking about HHMI. Institutional: I work at the University of California, Berkeley, and have an institutional conflict of interest on anything dealing with UCB, with the University of California writ large, educational funding in California, and, arguably, public higher education policy at the national and state level. I also have a conflict of interest when talking about areas where UC, UCB or my department (Molecular and Cell Biology) have a financial interest, especially on patents. This is currently most relevant in regards to the patent interference case being contested by Berkeley, MIT and others over CRISPR technology. (Modified from “My Conflicts of Interest” at michaeleisen.org/blog.)
  6. Jürgen Kleine-Vehn

    University of Freiburg, Germany

    Jürgen is a Professor at the University of Freiburg. He obtained his PhD for his work on plant cell polarity at the Flemish Institute of Biotechnology (VIB) at the Ghent University. He has been an Associate Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna and is now full Professor and chair of Molecular Plant Physiology (MoPP) at the University of Freiburg. He works at the interface of quantitative plant cell biology and developmental plant genetics, addressing plant growth control at a subcellular to organ scale.

    Expertise
    Plant Biology
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    plant hormones
    growth control
    plant architecture
    Competing interests statement
    Jürgen Kleine-Vehn has received and profited from funding by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), the European Research Council (ERC), the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), and the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Molecular Science and on the advisory board of Review Commons (operated by EMBO). He has been an elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Young Curia).
  7. Edward Morrisey

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Edward E Morrisey, PhD is the Robinette Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Morrisey received his BS degree from the University of Illinois and his PhD from Northwestern University. He is the founding Director of the Penn-CHOP Lung Biology Institute (LBI), an organization dedicated to identifying new therapeutic approaches to alleviate pulmonary disease by supporting research that spans basic discovery through translational application. The Morrisey Lab has identified many of the key cell lineages and molecular pathways that are critical for development and regeneration of the mouse and human lungs. Findings from his lab have been leveraged to generate human lung epithelial cells from pluripotent stem cells. The overall goals of his lab are to better understand how the lung responds to injury, whether pathways important for lung development are reactivated or suppressed after injury, and use this knowledge to identify ways to promote proper repair and regeneration of the respiratory system.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    lung development
    tissue regeneration
    tissue specific stem cells
    transcription factors
    signaling pathways
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Dr Morrisey has been an editor for several scientific journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation and eLife. He has been or currently is a principal investigator on several NIH and privately supported research consortia related to stem cell and regenerative biology, including the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium, the Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium, the NextGen Stem Cell Consortium, the Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium, and the Longfonds BREATH Consortium.
  8. Didier Stainier

    Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany

    Didier Stainier is the director of the Department of Developmental Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim (Frankfurt), Germany. He studied Biology in Wales, Belgium and the USA (Brandeis University) where he got a BA in 1984. He then received his PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Harvard University (1990) where he investigated the cellular basis of axon guidance and target recognition in the developing mouse brain with Wally Gilbert. After a Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellowship with Mark Fishman at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), where he initiated the studies on zebrafish cardiac development, he set up his lab at the University of California, San Francisco in 1995, where he expanded his research to investigate questions of cell differentiation, tissue morphogenesis, organ homeostasis and function, as well as organ regeneration, in the zebrafish cardiovascular system and endodermal organs. In 2012, he moved to the Max Planck Institute where he continues to utilize both forward and reverse genetic approaches to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms of developmental processes during vertebrate organ formation, in both zebrafish and mouse. He is also an Honorary Professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt. In addition to research and mentorship awards at UCSF, he was a Packard Fellow, Basil O’Connor scholar, established Investigator of the American Heart Association, received the American Association of Anatomists Harland Mossman Award in Developmental Biology, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academia Europaea and European Molecular Biology Organization, as well as an Officier de l’ordre de Léopold de Belgique.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    developmental genetics
    organogenesis
    tissue morphogenesis
    organ homeostasis
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Didier Stainier has received funding from the Max Planck Society, the European Research Council, the National Institutes of Health, the Packard Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the American Heart Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Leducq Foundation among others. In addition to being a Senior Editor for eLife, he currently serves as a Managing Editor for Mechanisms of Development, is on the editorial board of Development and FEBS letters, and is an International Strategic Advisor for the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan. He previously served as a Section Editor for BMC Developmental Biology and was the founding chair of the Dev1 study section of the National Institutes of Health.
  9. K VijayRaghavan

    K VijayRaghavan

    National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

    Vijay’s research aims to understand motor- and olfactory- circuit assembly: from deciphering how each component is made, interacts, and stabilises into functioning in the animal to allow behaviour in the real world. Related to the development of network function is its maintenance in the mature animal; another aspect of the work in the laboratory addresses how mature neurons and muscles are maintained. The laboratory uses a genetic approach, mainly using the fruit fly but also collaborating with those using mouse and cell-culture. VijayRaghavan is Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Science and Technology in the Department of Biotechnology. He temporarily holds additional charge of the Department of Biotechnology. VijayRaghavan’s research continues at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Bangalore, India, where he is Distinguished Professor. He studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His doctoral work was at TIFR, Mumbai and postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology. VijayRaghavan is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences and a Foreign Associate of the European Molecular Biology Organization.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    genetics and genomics
    developmental biology
    neurogenetics
    neurobiology
    genetic basis of behavior
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    K VijayRaghavan currently receives research support from the Indo–French research agency CEFIPRA, and core support from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). Previous support was from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), CEFIPRA, the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). VijayRaghavan serves on the Board of Governors of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the HHMI, Chair of the Research Council of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, and Member of the Governing Council of the National Institute of Immunology. He is Associate Editor of BMC Developmental Biology, and a member of the editorial boards of Development, Seminars in Developmental Biology, and Bioconcepts. He is Chair of the Board of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a not-for-profit company of the National Centre for Biological Sciences and the stem cell institute, inStem, created to manage platform technologies and for technology transfer on the NCBS–inStem campus. He is a member of the board of the Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children, a not-for-profit school for disabled children in Chennai, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Human Frontier Science Program.
  10. Richard M White

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Richard White, M.D., Ph.D, is a physician-scientist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is interested in basic mechanisms underlying metastasis, using the zebrafish as a model system. His work has established numerous techniques for cancer modeling and high-resolution imaging in the fish. Using these tools, the lab is focused on the cross-talk between tumor cells and the microenvironment, and how this interplay influences metastatic success. His work has revealed novel interactions between melanoma cells and adipocytes in the microenvironment, and how neural crest programs play roles in melanoma progression. He has been awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the Pershing Square Foundation Award, and the Mark Foundation ASPIRE award.

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    development
    neural crest
    zebrafish
    cancer
    melanoma
    metastasis
    microenvironment
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
    Competing interests statement
    Richard White receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Pershing Square Sohn Foundation, the Mark Foundation, the Melanoma Research Alliance, the American Cancer Society and the Harry J. Lloyd Foundation. He receives consulting fees from N-of-One, Inc.
  11. Patricia Wittkopp

    University of Michigan, United States

    Patricia Wittkopp received a BS from the University of Michigan, a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and did postdoctoral work at Cornell University. In 2005, she began a faculty position at the University of Michigan, where she is now an Arthur F Thurnau Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, and LSA Honors Program. Her research investigates the genetic basis of phenotypic evolution, with an emphasis on the evolution of gene expression. Molecular and developmental biology, population and quantitative genetics, genomics and bioinformatics are integrated in this work. She was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow, an Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a March of Dimes Starter Scholar Award, the Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award from the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    genetics
    development
    evolution
    gene expression
    population genetics
    quantitative genetics
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    S. cerevisiae
    Competing interests statement
    Patricia Wittkopp has received research support from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, March of Dimes, Alfred P Sloan Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is currently an Associate Editor of Molecular Biology and Evolution and GENETICS, and serves on the Advisory Editorial Board of Trends in Genetics.

Reviewing editors

  1. Sofia J Araujo

    University of Barcelona, Spain

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    morphogenesis
    organogenesis
    tubulogenesis
    cell migration
    axon guidance
    branching morphogenesis
    cytoskeletal dynamics
    tissue repair
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  2. Erika A Bach

    New York University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cell self-renewal
    stem cell differentiation
    cell competition
    stem cell competition
    transdifferentiation
    stem cell aging
    sex determination
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  3. Michel Bagnat

    Duke University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    morphogenesis
    tubulogenesis
    notochord
    spine
    gut
    epithelial
    polarity
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
    mouse
  4. Victoria L Bautch

    University of North Carolina, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    growth and interactions of cells
    blood vessel formation
  5. Hugo J Bellen

    Baylor College of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    neurobiology
    human neurological disease
    Alzheimer's disease
    Parkinson's disease
    diagnosis of human genetic diseases
    fly technology
    CRIMIC
    MiMIC
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    mouse
  6. Dominique Bergmann

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    asymmetric division
    cell fate
    stomata
    cell polarity
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
    Brachypodium
  7. Anita Bhattacharyya

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    neural development
    neurodevelopmental disorders
    neurogenesis
    iPSCs
    Down syndrome
    intellectual disability
    Experimental organism
    human
  8. Déborah Bourc'his

    Institut Curie, France

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    epigenetics
    chromatin
    DNA methylation
    transposable elements
    RNA methylation
    germline
    mouse development
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  9. Paola Bovolenta

    Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Spain

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    developmental neurobiology
    visual system development
    gene regulatory networks
    cell signalling
    neurodegeneration
    neuroinflammation
    Alzheimer's disease
  10. Joshua Brickman

    Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem), Denmark

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    embryonic stem cells
    endoderm
    pluripotency
    lineage priming
    transcription factors
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    Xenopus
  11. Caroline E Burns

    Boston Children's Hospital, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiopharyngeal
    cardiovascular disease modeling
    cardiac development
    cardiac function
    cardiovascular regeneration
    cardiomyocyte proliferation
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  12. Michael Buszczak

    UT Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cells
    germ cells
    ribosomes
    mRNA translation
    chromatin
    DNA damage
    meiosis
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
  13. Albert Cardona

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    neuroscience
    connectomics
    electron microscopy
    neural circuits
    image processing
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  14. Xin Chen

    Johns Hopkins University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    germ cells
    stem cells
    asymmetric cell division
    histones
    epigenetics
    transcription
    Experimental organism
    C. elegans
    D. melanogaster
  15. Luisa Cochella

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    microRNAs
    transcription factors
    chromatin
    cell diversification
  16. Graeme W Davis

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neurodegeneration
    neural development
    synaptic transmission
    plasticity
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  17. Danelle Devenport

    Princeton University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cell polarity
    planar cell polarity
    epidermis
    skin
    oriented cell divisions
    morphogenesis
    epithelia
    Experimental organism
    mammals
  18. Chris Q Doe

    HHMI, University of Oregon, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    Drosophila
    neural development
    neural circuit formation
    neural stem cells
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    C. elegans
  19. Stephen C Ekker

    Mayo Clinic, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    gene editing
    morpholinos
    transposons
    mitochondria
    health engineering
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  20. Reinhard Fässler

    Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    ECM
    integrin adhesion and signalling
    cell biology
    mouse genetics
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  21. Vilaiwan M Fernandes

    University College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    glial biology
    glia-neuron interactions
    developmental neurobiology
    visual system
    inter-cellular signalling
    retinotopy
    Experimental organism
    drosophila
  22. Sonia Garel

    Ecole Normale Superieure, France

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    brain development
    plasticity
    neuroglial interactions
    microglia
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  23. David D Ginty

    HHMI, Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    somatosensation
    mouse molecular genetics
    sensory neuron development
    sensory neuron physiology
    spinal cord physiology
    development of the peripheral nervous system
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  24. Joseph G Gleeson

    The Rockefeller University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    neurodevelopmental disease
    brain development
    neurogenetics
    autism
    epilepsy
    intellectual disability
    organoid
    stem cells
    genomics
    bioinformatics
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  25. Ilona C Grunwald Kadow

    Technical University of Munich, Germany

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Genetics and Genomics
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    circuit neuroscience
    behavior
    in vivo imaging
    chemosensation
    olfactory system
    neuromodulation
    metabolism
    internal state
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    mouse
  26. Richard P Harvey

    The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiovascular
    stem cells
    developmental biology
    tissue regeneration
    fibrosis
    single cell biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    zebrafish
  27. P Robin Hiesinger

    Institute for Biology Free University Berlin, Germany

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    brain development
    synapse
    neurogenetics
    membrane trafficking
    Drosophila
    neurodegeneration
    computational modelling
    live-cell imaging
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    organoids
  28. Oliver Hobert

    Columbia University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    microRNAs
    epigenetics
    developmental neurobiology
    Experimental organism
    C. elegans
  29. Valerie Horsley

    Yale University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    epithelial stem cells
    adipocyte stem cells
    adipose tissue
    epithelial-mesenchymal interactions
    mechanical regulation of tissues
    tissue regeneration
  30. Maneesha S Inamdar

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    comparative analysis of cardiovascular development
    mammalian cardiovascular development
    cell lineage specification
    differentiation during development
  31. Arezu Jahani-Asl

    McGill University, Canada

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    glioblastoma
    stem cells
    mitochondria
    transcription
    mental retardation
    neurodegeneration
    cancer
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  32. Simon C Johnson

    Seattle Children's Research Institute, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Medicine
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    mitochondria
    neurodegenerative disease
    aging
    pediatric disease
    genetic disease
    mTOR
    cell culture
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    C. elegans
  33. Pankaj Kapahi

    Buck Institute for Research on Aging, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    aging
    age-related diseases
    nutrient signaling
    metabolism
    inflammation
    Experimental organism
    C. elegans
    D. melanogaster
    E. coli
    mouse
  34. Koichi Kawakami

    National Institute of Genetics, Japan

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    organogenesis
    disease models
    biotechnology
    optogenetics
    transposable elements
    behavior
    brain function
    neural circuits
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  35. Elisabeth Knust

    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    Drosophila
    cell polarity
    epithelia
    adhesion
    morphogenesis
    trafficking
    retinal development
    retinal degeneration
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  36. Gou Young Koh

    Institute of Basic Science and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    angiogenesis
    lymphangiogenesis
    adipogenesis
    cardiogenesis
    vascular and cardiovascular biology
  37. Paschalis Kratsios

    University of Chicago, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neuronal development
    transcription factors
    chromatin factors
    neuronal identity
    genetics
    Experimental organism
    C. elegans
    mouse
  38. T Rajendra Kumar

    University of Colorado, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    reproductive endocrinology
    reproductive biology
    pituitary
    testis
    ovary
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  39. Shigehiro Kuraku

    National Institute of Genetics, Japan

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    molecular evolution
    gene family evolution
    developmental roles of duplicated genes
    early vertebrate genome evolution
    Experimental organism
    reptiles
    cyclostomes
    chondrichthyans
  40. Carole LaBonne

    Northwestern University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    neural crest
    stem cells
    Experimental organism
    Xenopus
  41. Cristina Lo Celso

    Imperial College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    hematopoietic stem cell function
    intravital microscopy
    hematopoietic system
  42. Paul Lucassen

    University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    brain plasticity
    (early life) stress
    neurogenesis
    stem cells
    hippocampus
    microglia
    depression
    dementia
    cognition
    nutrition/metabolism
    exercise
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    rat
  43. Pablo A Manavella

    Instituto de Agrobiotecnología del Litoral , Argentina

    Expertise
    Plant Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    small RNA
    microRNAs
    RNA biology
    chromatin
    epigenetics
    transposable elements
    gene silencing
    miRNA biogenesis
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
  44. Margaret M McCarthy

    University of Maryland School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    steroids
    hypothalamus
    social behaviour
    sex differences
    neuroimmunology
    neuroendocrinology
    Experimental organism
    rat
    mouse
  45. Sheila McCormick

    University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Plant Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    pollen
    receptor tyrosine kinases
    plant gametophyte development
    plant reproductive development
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
    tomato
    maize
  46. Sigolène M Meilhac

    Imagine-Institut Pasteur, France

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    morphogenesis
    patterning
    left-right asymmetry
    heart development
    cardiac cell lineages
    congenital heart defect
    mouse genetics
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  47. Simón Méndez-Ferrer

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Developmental Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    haematopoietic stem cell niche
    mesenchymal stem cells
    myeloproliferative neoplasms
    acute myeloid leukemia
    neuroimmunology
  48. Binyam Mogessie

    University of Bristol, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    meiosis
    mitosis
    oocytes
    actin
    microtubules
    chromosome segregation
    chromosome cohesion
    chromosome organisation
    kinetochores
    aneuploidy
    fertility
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    pig
  49. Kelly Monk

    Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    glia
    neuron-glial interactions
    astrocytes
    microglia
    glial-glial interactions
    myelinating glia
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    zebrafish
  50. Phil Newmark

    Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    Planarian
    regeneration
    Schistosoma
    germ cells
  51. Roel Nusse

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    wnt signaling
    stem cells
    tissue repair
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  52. Lucy O'Brien

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    tissue stem cells
    epithelial tissues and organs
    multicellularity
    collective cell behaviors
    cell fate decisions
    midgut
    intestine
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  53. Tatjana Piotrowski

    Stowers Institute for Medical Research, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    sensory organ development and regeneration
    morphogenesis
    transcriptional regulation of development and regeneration
    cell migration
    cell lineage
    developmental neurobiology
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  54. Douglas Portman

    University of Rochester, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neurogenetics
    behavioral genetics
    behavioral plasticity
    hypothamalus sex differences
    neuronal development
    Experimental organism
    C. elegans
  55. Michael Rape

    University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    ubiquitin
    quality control
    protein aggregation
    mitochondria
    proteasome
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  56. Jeremy Reiter

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cilia
  57. Sarah Russell

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    cell fate determination
    T cells
    cell polarity
    synapse
    asymmetric cell division
    Scribble
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  58. Ernestina Schipani

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    hypoxia
    hypoxia-inducible factors
    mitochondria
    skeleton
    chondrocytes
    bone
    G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR)
  59. Oren Schuldiner

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    neural development
    neuronal remodeling
    axon pruning
    circuit formation
    developmental axon regrowth
    mushroom body
  60. Sonia Sen

    Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, India

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    neural stem cells
    neural circuits
    evo-devo
    Drosophila
    mosquito
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  61. Jiwon Shim

    Hanyang University, South Korea

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    hematopoiesis
    innate immunity
    hemocyte
    development
    signaling
    inter-organ communication
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  62. Roy V Sillitoe

    Baylor College of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    cerebellum
    dystonia
    tremor
    electrophysiology
    mouse genetics
    development
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  63. Lois Smith

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    age-related macular degeneration
    diabetic eye disease
    retinopathy
    ocular disease
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  64. Lori Sussel

    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    pancreas development
    islet biology
    transcriptional regulation
    long non-coding RNAs
    diabetes
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  65. Shahragim Tajbakhsh

    Institut Pasteur, France

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    myogenesis
    gene regulatory networks
    regulation of myogenic stem cell emergence
    embryology and adult muscle development and regeneration
    Experimental organism
    chicken
    human
    mouse
  66. Owen Tamplin

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    hematopoeitic stem cells
    microenvironment
    zebrafish
    blood development
  67. Kristin Tessmar-Raible

    University of Vienna, Austria

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    chronobiology
    marine
    photobiology
    rhythms
    clocks
    physiology
    Experimental organism
    platynereis
    clunio
    danio
    medakafish
    oryzias
  68. Fadel Tissir

    University of Louvain, Belgium

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neural progenitors
    neuronal migration
    polarity
    axon guidance
    neurodevelopmental disorders
    ciliogenesis
    cortical malformations
    gene/genome editing
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  69. Tanya T Whitfield

    University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    sensory placodes
    inner ear
    organogenesis
    cell signalling
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  70. Doris Wu

    National Institutes of Health, Section on Sensory Cell Regeneration and Development, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    inner ear development
    vestibular and cochlear patterning and development
    Experimental organism
    chicken
    mouse
    zebrafish
  71. Jian Xu

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    hematopoiesis
    erythropoiesis
    myeloid leukemia
    epigenetics
    transcription regulation
    enhancer
    metabolism
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  72. Yukiko M Yamashita

    HHMI, University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cell niche
    asymmetric cell division
    satellite DNA
    germline immortality
    ribosomal DNA
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  73. Karina Yaniv

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    angiogenesis
    lymphatic
    vascular
    organogenesis
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    zebrafish
  74. Hong Zhang

    Institute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    autophagy
    lysosome
    membrane contact
    Experimental organism
    C. elegans