Journal of Developmental Biology — Editors

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Dr. Yu Wang
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Prof. Dr. Simon J. Conway
Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, 1044 West Walnut Street, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
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Interests: birth defects; developmental basis of congenital and acquired cardiopulmonary diseases; neonatal lung alveolar septation; transgenic mouse modelling; cell lineage tracing; neural crest; fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transition; extracellular matrix
Dr. Jose M. Perez-Pomares
Associate Editor
Department of Animal Biology, University of Malaga, Spain; Visiting Scientist, National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Madrid, Spain
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Interests: heart development and regeneration; epicardium; coronary blood vessels; heart valves; cardiac mesenchymal tissues; cardiac cell differentiation
Dr. Robert W. Dettman
Associate Editor
Department of Urology, Northwestern University and Developmental BIology Program, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60611, USA
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Interests: cell-fate determination; cell lineage; organ development; fibrotic disease
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Dr. Robin C. Muise-Helmericks
Associate Editor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC, 29425, USA
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Interests: Akt family of kinases; angiogenesis; wound healing; mitochondrial function and control
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Prof. Dr. Andy Wessels *
Former Editor-in-Chief
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, 173 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29466, USA
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Interests: cardiovascular development; valvuloseptal morphogenesis; development of the cardiac conduction system; epicardial development and differentiation; etiology of congenital heart disease; developmental basis of acquired cardiovascular diseases; cell lineage tracing; extracellular matrix
* Founding Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief up to 17 March 2016

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Akaaboune
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Interests: synaptic development and dynamics of synaptic components in living mice
Prof. Dr. Thomas Brand
National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: heart development; proepicardial development; left-right asymmetry; cardiac pacemaker development; popeye genes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Epicardial Development and Cardiovascular Disease
Special Issue: Left–Right Asymmetry and Cardiac Morphogenesis
Prof. Dr. Thomas L. Brown
Laboratory of Cell Death, Differentiation, and Development, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, 011 Medical Sciences Building, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
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Interests: placental development; trophoblast stem cells; hypoxia; apoptosis; lineage analysis
Prof. Dr. Gregor Bucher
Department of Developmental Biology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: arthropod pattern formation; head patterning; brain patterning;segmentation; evolution and development; emerging model organisms; transgenic techniques and RNAi
Dr. Patrick Collombat
INSERM U636, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, 06108 Nice, France
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Interests: diabetes; mouse pancreas development; Arx; Pax4
Prof. Dr. Tessa Crompton
Immunobiology Section, UCL Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
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Interests: lymphocyte development, thymus, Hedgehog signalling, T-cell differentiation
Dr. Béatrice C. Durand
Institut Curie, Universite Paris Sud, INSERM U1021, CNRS UMR3347, Team Signaling and Neural Development Centre Universitaire, Bâtiment 110, F-91405 Orsay Cedex, France
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Interests: development; signaling; proliferation; Wnt; HedgeHog; stem cell; forebrain; cerebellum
Prof. Dr. Tom P. Fleming
Department of Developmental Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Mailpoint 840, Level D Lab & Path Block, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK
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Interests: blastocyst morphogenesis; epithelial differentiation; trophectoderm; cell polarity; developmental programming
Prof. Dr. David L. Herrin
Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
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Interests: DNA repair; gene regulation; molecular evolution; RNA splicing; ribozymes; plant molecular biology; organelle molecular biology
Prof. Dr. Johnny Huard
Stem Cell Research Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA
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Interests: muscle stem cells; musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and repair; angiogenesis; fibrosis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering
Prof. Dr. Herbert Jäckle
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Molecular Developmental Biology, Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: molecular processes and the mechanisms involved in the phenomenon of biological pattern formation during Drosophila embryogenesis; biochemical pathways and the molecular characterization of the regulatory networks leading to the establishment of the segmental organization of the embryo, organ formation and cell behaviour underlying morphogenesis; genetic basis for energy homeostasis in cells
Prof. Dr. Manuela Martins-Green
Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Interests: wound repair and regeneration; prostate cancer growth and metastasis
Prof. Dr. Patrick Matthias
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Maulbeerstr. 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: gene regulation; transcription factors; histone deacetylases; chromatin; B cell development; immunoglobulin gene regulation
Prof. Dr. Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli
Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Spain
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Interests: cardiovascular developmental biology; vasculogenesis; angiogenesis; epithelial-mesenchymal transitions; Evo-Devo
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Retinoids in Development
Prof. Dr. Annette Neubüser
Institute of Biology 1, Department of Developmental Biology, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Hauptstrasse 1, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
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Interests: craniofacial development; palatogenesis; inner ear development; development of the olfactory placode and GnRH neurons; FGF signaling; SoxE genes; Vax genes
Prof. Dr. Tsutomu Nohno
Department of Molecular and Developmental Biology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki 701-0192, Japan
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Interests: musculoskeletal regeneration, limb development, Wnt signaling, microRNA, osteogenesis, myogenesis
Prof. Dr. Julia Thom Oxford
Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, USA
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Interests: extracellular matrix; minor fibrillar collagens; vertebrate skeletal development; protein structure-function; cardiovascular extracellular matrix; cancer progression; rare diseases; zebrafish development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Extracellular Matrix in Development and Disease
Dr. Samuel J. Pleasure
Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
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Interests: cortical development; dentate gyrus; axon guidance; migration; neural progenitor; Sonic Hedgehog; Wnt; BMPs; chemokines
Prof. Dr. Steven N. Popoff
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Temple University, 3500 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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Interests: bone cell biology; osteoblasts; osteoclasts; bone formation; bone resorption; metabolic bone disease; osteoporosis; bone loss; osteopenia; growth factors; connective tissue growth factor; osteoactivin; fracture repair
Prof. Dr. Gerald Schatten
University of Pittsburgh, 204 Craft Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
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Interests: fertilization; embryogenesis; gametogenesis; stem cells; reprogramming; motility; meiosis; mitosis
Prof. Dr. Rosa Serra
Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1918 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
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Interests: skeletal development; cartilage biology; intervertebral disc biology; skeletal tissue engineering; mammary gland development; branching morphogenesis; mammary stem cells; breast cancer
Prof. Dr. Gary Stuart
Department of Biology, Science Building, Room S-231, Indiana State University, 218 North Sixth Street Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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Interests: molecular evolution and development; genome evolution; gene regulation; transcription factors; transgene markers and transgenesis; DNA recombination and repair; zebrafish
Prof. Dr. David A. Weisblat
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3200, USA
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Interests: invertebrate development; cell lineage analysis; cell-cell signaling; segmentation; development and evolution in the super-phylum lophotrochozoa/spiralia
Prof. Dr. David Whitmore
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
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Interests: circadian rhythms; cell cycle regulation; transcriptional regulation; evolutionary mechanisms; light-regulated biology
Dr. Dagmar Wilhelm
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Bldg. 76 Monash University, Wellington Rd Clayton VIC3800, Australia
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Interests: mouse development; non-coding RNA; sex determination; gonad development; microRNA; gene regulation
Prof. Dr. Ernst Wolvetang
Stem Cell Engineering Group, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Level 4, Building 75, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: iPS cells; embryonic stem cells; epigenetic regulation of stem cell fate; regenerative medicine; bioreactors
Dr. Stéphane Zaffran
INSERM U910, Aix Marseille University, 13005 Marseille, France
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Interests: heart; cardiac development; mouse; valvulogenesis; Hox; retinoic acid

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