Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
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Developmental Biology

Our investigations in the developmental biology are broadly focused on the complex processes regulating multicellular organisms over developmental time scales. Participating faculty members are drawn from numerous departments and have expertise in experimental biology, cell biology, genomics, systems approaches and network modeling. Ongoing efforts are aimed at understanding the conserved mechanisms and principles that govern body patterning, embryonic growth and organ development, how stem cells contribute to regenerative growth and how the misregulation of developmental processes leads to diseases such as cancer.

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