Studies employing engineered mutant mice, Drosophila, Xenopus, and Zebrafish offer a range of venues for investigating fundamental mechanisms, their relationship to morphogenesis, and their dysfunction in human diseases. Research in all of these areas employ the latest cell, molecular, biophysical, and microscopic technologies.
These programs foster a culture of collaboration that extends beyond any single department. Students commonly participate in institution-wide training programs in cancer biology, cell biology and molecular biology, biotechnology, and cardiovascular research. The collegial and highly interactive learning environment incorporates seminars, journal clubs, colloquia, and research-in-progress presentations by students, postdocs, and faculty.