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

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Transposable Elements Modulate Human RNA Abundance and Splicing via Specific RNA-protein Interactions

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

    David R. Kelley, PhD
    Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department
    Harvard University
    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

  • Thursday, November 06, 2014
    Epigenetics Club

    Epigenetics Club: Condensin-Driven Remodeling of X-Chromosome Topology During C. elegans Dosage Compensation" & "Building an Adaptive Genome Defense System"

    Hosted By: CDB Department
    Location: S6-310 - CDB Seminar Room
    9:00 AM - 10:15

    Rachel McCord, PhD
    Program in Systems Biology, Dekker Lab
    and William Theurkauf, PhD
    Program in Molecular Medicine

  • Thursday, November 06, 2014
    Research Presentations

    Mutant FUS expression inhibits PML nuclear body turnover in a cell culture model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Location: S6-310
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Hae Kyung Ko
    Hayward lab

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