Developmental Biology : NIDDK

Developmental Biology

The Developmental Biology program encompasses research on the basic mechanisms underlying organogenesis and regeneration in normal development and disease. Specific areas of support include:

  • Developmental genetic screens for identifying mutations that effect the formation of tissue such as bone, adipose, endocrine pancreas or pituitary
  • Signals, signaling pathway components and transcriptional factors that control the fate, specification, proliferation, and differentiation of cells in the formation of tissues and organs
  • Mechanisms of islet cell proliferation, differentiation, and survival
  • Deriving pancreatic islets from stem/precursor cells
  • Animal models of islet regeneration and neogenesis

For more information, contact Dr. Sheryl Sato, Director, Neurobiology of Obesity and Developmental Biology.

Resources for Researchers

Clinical Research


  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centers (DERC) - Overview & Map
  • Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTC) - Overview & Map

Related Study Sections


Funding Opportunities

Funding for Special Communities


Funding for Special Communitites

Related Organizations

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