Developmental Genetics Training Program

The Developmental Genetics (DG) training program brings together investigators from the NYU Biology Department and the NYU School of Medicine (NYUMS) who use genetic approaches to understand developmental mechanisms. Students can choose to work with a variety of genetic systems including Drosophila, C. elegans, B. subtilis, yeast, Arabidopsis, ascidians, mouse, chicken and zebrafish to study diverse developmental processes such as pattern formation, cell fate determination, gene expression, cell-cell signaling, cell migration, stem cell self-renewal, morphogenesis, and neural circuit formation. A broad yet integrated curriculum in comparative developmental biology, genetics and molecular biology enables students to synthesize information obtained from different developmental systems and apply it to their current and future research.