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E10.5 mouse placenta – in situ hybridization for Egfl7, depicting maternal and fetal vasculture

Cell and Developmental Biology

The Cell and Developmental Biology Department has more than a century of experience in biomedical research and education.

Terminal placental villi from patient diagnosed for preeclampsia Triple stain for CD31 (red), Egfl7 (green), CYTOKERATIN (yellow)

We offer varied opportunities for graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows to pursue biomedical research in cell and developmental biology.

Although the field of study has evolved over the years from human anatomy to cell function, the department's mission remains the same: to answer the fundamental questions in biology that underlie human health and disease.

Today the faculty's focus is on research that reflects current challenges in biomedical science. The department allows students and trainees to connect with mentors who will guide them as they start their careers, and prepare them to enter the field as innovative researchers. 


E9.5 mouse embryo – whole mount staining with CD31

The department faculty is active in both medical and graduate education and is affiliated with several training programs in the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. 

BCMB Allied Program

PBSB Graduate Program

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Program

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