Developmental Disorders

Our Research Focus

A fertilized egg has all the information needed to divide, grow and develop into a mature adult composed of trillions of specialized cells. The exquisitely orchestrated process of growth and differentiation is complex and tightly controlled, but many biological questions remain regarding exactly what happens along the way, and how. And what are the effects when something goes awry or is disrupted during the process? We research various aspects of development and developmental disorders, from early embryonic development to birth defects to diseases of developing systems such as neurological and autoimmune diseases and disorders.