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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Developmental Systems Cluster

This program has been archived.

Name Email Phone Room
Judith  E. Plesset (703) 292-8417  685 S  
Jody  Banks (703) 292-8417  685 S  
Paul  Farel (703) 292-8417  685 S  
Judith  Venuti (703) 292-8417  685 S  


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The Developmental Systems thematic area focuses on the nature, control, and evolution of those processes that comprise the life cycle of organisms. This area includes research on the mechanisms of gametogenesis, fertilization, embryogenesis, differentiation, pattern formation, and morphogenesis, including research on the development, regeneration, and aging of the nervous system. Genomic approaches, gene networks, integration of developmental gene pathways, and computational approaches are included. Studies that explore the evolution of developmental mechanisms are encouraged.

Program Directors:

Judith Plesset.  Animal Development, including evolution of developmental mechanisms

Jody Banks.  Plant and Microbial Development, including evolution of developmental mechanisms

Paul Farel.  Neural Development

Judith Venuti.  Animal Development, including evolution of developmental mechanisms


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program