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Development presents…A new developmental biology webinar series

Posted by on September 23rd, 2020

Development presents… is a new webinar series showcasing the latest developmental biology and stem cell research. The webinars are chaired each month by a different Development Editor, who invites talks from authors of exciting new papers and preprints. First authors are particularly encouraged to present their work – we hope the series will become a[…]

Post-doctoral Fellow, Molecular Determinants of Glioma Initiation and Progression

Posted by on September 22nd, 2020

Apply your developmental biology / neurobiology skills to the problem of brain cancer. The lab of Dr. Jennifer Chan is seeking to recruit a motivated postdoctoral fellow to investigate cell fate decisions during the process of brain tumour development and progression.  Research activities in the lab focus on growth factor signalling and transcriptional regulation as[…]

Special issue on morphogenesis

Posted by on September 22nd, 2020

A notice from Royal Society Publishing Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue from Philosophical Transactions B – Contemporary morphogenesis, organized and edited by Kyra Campbell, Emily S Noël, Alexander G Fletcher and Natalia A Bulgakova. The articles can be accessed directly at Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £35(usual[…]

From mysterious cysts to CSF-in-a-dish

Posted by on September 21st, 2020

Our brain is immersed in a clear, colourless, nutrient-rich fluid called the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which provides mechanical support to the brain and helps to circulate important molecules for brain development and function. Within the interconnected cavities of our brain, the CSF flows in and out constantly. The CSF is actively produced by the choroid[…]

Tenure-track Positions in Cellular, Developmental, and Stem Cell Biology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York)

Posted by on September 18th, 2020

The Department of Cell, Developmental, and Regenerative Biology (CDRB) ( and The Black Family Stem Cell Institute (BFSCI) (, invite applications for four tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.   The BFSCI serves as a hub for basic and translational research in[…]

Lab Manager, Humphreys Lab

Posted by on September 17th, 2020

We seek a Lab Manager. Our laboratory uses genomics, organoids and mouse models to study mammalian kidney in health and disease. We possess substantial expertise in single cell omic and multi-omic approaches including all aspects of informatic analysis. Examples of our recent work can be found here: Our supportive environment values team[…]

Morpholinos with specificity controls please

Posted by on September 16th, 2020

Please, always run specificity controls with Morpholinos. Morpholinos can reveal gene functions that can be concealed by genetic compensation in a mutant, but rigorous specificity controls are essential to determining whether a morphant phenotype is due to knockdown of the oligo target or an unexpected interaction with a different RNA. The Morpholino-in-a-mutant approach described in[…]

Delineating the making of an embryo

Posted by on September 15th, 2020

By Hanna L. Sladitschek and Pierre A. Neveu   Our body consists of a multitude of highly specialized tissues: the neurons in our retina seem to have little in common with the glandular cells in the intestine or our muscle fibers. Yet nothing hints at that complexity at the time of conception, when the genomes[…]

Research Specialist (Evolutionary Genetics)

Posted by on September 12th, 2020

The Rohner Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Specialist to further develop tools for the emerging research organism Astyanax mexicanus. Visit for more information on the research in the lab. The selected candidate will help with day to day operations of the lab and develop new[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Evolutionary Genetics)

Posted by on September 12th, 2020

The Rohner Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop an independent project investigating the molecular, genetic, or developmental mechanisms of how cavefish thrive under extreme metabolic conditions. The lab has previously found that the cavefish Astyanax mexicanus develop high-blood sugar and insulin resistance as part[…]