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.


Hao Liu
June 19, 2020

Congratulations to Hao Liu!

Hao (Ye Lab) successfully defended his thesis "The role of Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule in development and diseases" on June 18, 2020.

June 11, 2020

Congratulations Chris Pineda and Rosa Menjivar!

Rosa (Pasca Lab) was elected as Vice President and Chris (Coulombe Lab) as Communications Chair of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science at the University of Michigan Chapter)! Additional congratulations to Ashley Velez (Pasca Lab) for serving