A developmental biologist by training, Horne-Badovinac strives to inspire the same sense of awe she felt when she first learned about the subject, which is the science of how cells divide and differentiate to form tissues, organs and organisms. “I remember it was a mind-opening experience,” she said.
Yupu Wang, third year Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology student in the Robert Carrillo's lab, was first author on "Structural and Functional Synaptic Plasticity Induced by Convergent Synapse Loss in the Drosophila Neuromuscular Circuit," which was featured on the cover of theThe Journal of Neuroscience.
Kate Cavanaugh has been Awarded the 2020 Porter Prize for Reseach Excellence from the American Society for Cell Biology for her work on junctional shortening during epithelial morphogenesis. Please visit the link below to learn more about this prestigious award. Congratualtions, Kate!
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The Developmental Biology Training Program T32 was renewed for five more years in April 2019 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). During the past five years, the DBTP supported 13 trainees including 8 women and 4 trainees from groups underrepresented in science. Learn more about the DBTP here.