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Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training Program


Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics and Stem Cells

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Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics and Stem Cells

The training potential for Developmental Biology and Genetics at the University of Minnesota is extensive. Laboratories perform experiments using most major model organisms, including mice, zebrafish, frogs, chickens, flies, and worms. Mentors in this area include those interested in craniofacial development, endothelial cells and vascular development, cell signaling, transposons, T cell biology, cancer and development, gene therapy, and stem cell biology. Collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics, the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies clinic, and the Institute of Human Genetics extends this connection for the direct study of the genetic basis of human developmental defects. This large community of scientists crosses departmental boundaries and campuses, and is connected internally through the Developmental Biology Center. Training in Developmental Genetics is additionally enhanced by strong connections to the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and several graduate programs.

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