We address fundamental questions in biology using innovative approaches and technologies. Our research interests span a wide range of inter-related topics, including animal development, stem cell biology, functional and evolutionary morphology, neuroscience, mitochondrial biology and cell signalling. Our research is focused on diverse organisms that span the tree of life, from worms to flies, fish and dinosaurs. CDB is home to several inter-disciplinary research centres including the Centre for Integrative Anatomy and the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research. We have close links to the Francis Crick Institute, the Natural History Museum and the Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.