Biology of Hereditary Disorders Cell Cycle, Cancer and Aging Nuclear Structure and Function Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton Cell Signaling and Regulatory Networks Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression Mammalian Development and Differentiation Musculoskeletal Biology and Pathology Neurobiology and Brain Disorders Reproductive Biology Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

 The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is at the center of exciting new advances in understanding basic biological and biomedical processes to promote clinical and translational science. Research addresses the organization, assembly and activity of the regulatory machinery for cell growth and aging, differentiation and development, as well as genetic and epigenetic control of gene expression in human embryonic stem cells and lineage committed cells; with implications for treatment of cancers, bone diseases, reproductive disorders, genetic conditions and neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.


Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014
    Epigenetics Club

    ShRNA Cassette Compromises the Integrity of Adeno-associated Virus(AAV) Vector Genome AND Chromosome Regulation and Architecture: Implications for the Repeat Genome

    Hosted By: Cell and Developmental Biology
    Location: Hiatt Aud. S1-608
    9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Jun Xie, PhD,
    Gene Therapy Center, Gao Lab
    and Lisa Hall, PhD,
    Cell and Developmental Biology

  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014

    Ott1: A Novel Co-transcriptional Regulator of Alternative Splicing

    Hosted By: Steve Jones
    Location: S6-310
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Glen Raffel, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Hematology and Oncology
    UMass Medical School

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014


    Hosted By: Jeanne Lawrence
    Location: S6-310
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Fen-Biao Gao, Ph.D.
    Department of Neurology
    UMass Medical School

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