Cell & Developmental Biology


To restrict the spread of COVID-19, laboratory research at the University of Michigan has been ramped down and training is being done remotely. As of mid-June, research is in Phase 1 ramp-up. Many researchers have been able to engage in research activities in shifts to reduce exposure. The administrative team members are still working remotely and are available via email.  Please contact department leadership with any COVID-19 related concerns. We wish you and your family good health during this COVID-19 crisis.  Be well and stay safe.


The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School educates and trains undergraduate, graduate, professional, and postgraduate students in the areas of cell biology, embryology, neurobiology, organogenesis, and developmental biology. The history of the department is a fascinating one.


Jianping Fu
September 1, 2020

Congratulations to Jianping Fu!

Jianping has been promoted to Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell & Developmental Biology!

Michael Hortsch
August 31, 2020

Congratulations to Michael Hortsch!

Michael Hortsch is co-editor of a FASEB Bio Advances special collection on Biomedical Education. It showcases central aspects & paradigm-shifting developments of this quickly evolving field.