WilsonLab: Development Biology Laboratory

The Developmental Biology and Genomics laboratory is located in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

On the following pages you will find information about our research projects, our research team and the models we use to answer key questions in animal biology.

Our research interests include embryonic and organ patterning, developmental gene regulatory networks and disease, regeneration and the evolution of developmental pathways.

More details about specific projects can be found under on the Projects page.

Mammalian Development
What is Developmental Biology? Developmental biology is the study of how a fertilized egg develops into an adult. This is a large research area that crosses many disciplines including molecular biology, cellular biology, evolutionary biology and anatomy.