Developmental Neurobiology

Head of Division - Dr David Wilkinson

The precise organisation of tissues arises during embryo development by the coordinated control of the differentiation, migration, proliferation and death of cells. Our research is aimed at uncovering the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate these processes. In particular, we seek to elucidate the functions and regulation of the underlying intercellular signals, mediators of signal transduction and transcription factors, and how they act in regulatory networks. Our studies use the distinct experimental advantages of the mouse and zebrafish model systems. We closely interact with the Divisions of Molecular Neurobiology and Developmental Biology who study related topics.

Specific projects include:

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