Cell and Developmental Biology We strive to gain mechanistic insight into biological processes across scales from cells to whole organisms. The Amoyel lab studies stem cell-niche interactions Work in the Barrios lab is focused on genes, circuits and behaviour The Conradt lab works on cell division and cell death The Duchen lab studies the regulation of energy homeostasis in health and disease The Evans lab studies the evolutionary history of reptiles and amphibians The Fernandes lab studies glia-neuron interactions during development The Franz lab expores the roles of motile adipocytes in wound healing and cancer Work in the Geranton lab is focused on the molecular biology of pain The Hawkins lab studies neuroanatomy and development using the zebrafish The Lambie Lab studies the function and regulation of P-type ATPases The Mayor lab studies cell migration and differentiation during development The Porro lab studies the anatomy and biomechanics of living and fossil animals Work in the Rihel lab is focused on the genes and neurons involved in sleep The Salinas lab works on synapse formation, plasticity and degeneration in health and disease The Stern lab explores the processes that establish cell diversity and pattern in the early embryo The Szabadkai lab studies mitochondrial gene expression and metabolism in health and disease The Thomas lab explores cellular functions across a range of scales from molecules upwards The Wilson lab works on forebrain and eye development The Yamamoto lab studies evolution and development using cavefish About We are a vibrant research department with a long and illustrious history. Group Leaders Meet our world-class academic staff and learn about their research. Study and Training Information for prospective and enrolled students and postdoctoral researchers. Centre for Integrative Anatomy (CIA) The CIA uses diverse and cutting-edge approaches to study anatomy in order to understand structure and function, embryonic development, phylogenetic relationships, ecology and evolution. Centre for Organelles to Cells to Organisms (COCO) How do cells truly behave in their natural locale? COCO aims to answer this by integrating studies of cells in vitro with studies in vivo during embryo development. Consortia and Networks The Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is an active member of the following Consortia and Networks. Become part of CDB Establish your lab in a forward thinking collegiate research department. Postdoc Researchers Postdocs are a central element of academic life in CDB, find out more here. Technology Platforms We house core facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology.