February 9-10, 2011

Workshop Organizers


  • *George M. Langford, Ph.D.—Syracuse University
  • *David R. McClay, Ph.D.—Duke University
  • Kristin K. Baldwin, Ph.D.—Scripps Institute
  • Jonathan D. Gitlin, M.D.—Vanderbilt University


By expanding understanding of the normative and pathological processes in health and disease, basic research in developmental biology underlies much of the scientific progress made in maintaining health and in preventing many diseases and conditions. Starting at the molecular and cellular levels, such research also provides the basis for future progress in the developmental sciences, and provides knowledge to be translated and applied to specific conditions and research areas.

As examples, discussions on this theme could include:

  • Understanding developmental biology as it targets processes of particular importance to the NICHD mission, including (but not limited to) embryogenesis, morphogenesis, organogenesis, and tissue growth and differentiation
  • Determining how best to apply and translate this basic knowledge to further understanding of specific developmental mechanisms, diseases, and conditions of particular interest to the NICHD
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Last Reviewed: 05/23/2011