The Section of Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado is committed to research that improves child health. Specifically, we have five main objectives:
To accomplish these objectives the faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and research staff who comprise the Section of Developmental Biology perform research using stem cell, organoid and animal experimental models, including Drosophila, zebrafish and mice. Our investigations focus on several major tissue and organ systems such as the brain, heart, intestine, face and vascular, olfactory and immune systems. Our work is leading to a better understanding of childhood disabilities associated with neuropsychiatric disease, Down syndrome, the congenital basis of cardiovascular and facial malformations and the impact of maternal health on fetal development.
Alexandria N. Hughes, Bruce Appel
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including some that occur later in life. Brain function depends on the precise formation of millions of connections between specific brain cell types, including neurons and glial cells.
July 6, 2020
William Stanney III, Franck Ladam, Ian J. Donaldson, Teagan J. Parsons, René Maehr, Nicoletta Bobola, Charles G. Sagerström
Alexandria N. Hughes & Bruce Appel
Karin D. Prummel, Christopher Hess, Susan Nieuwenhuize, Hugo J. Parker, Katherine W. Rogers, Iryna Kozmikova, Claudia Racioppi, Eline C. Brombacher, Anna Czarkwiani, Dunja Knapp, Sibylle Burger, Elena Chiavacci, Gopi Shah, Alexa Burger, Jan Huisken, Maximina H. Yun, Lionel Christiaen, Zbynek Kozmik, Patrick Müller, Marianne Bronner, Robb Krumlauf & Christian Mosimann