Category Developmental biology

A scholarly book review

I was honored to be asked and thrilled when it was accepted. My recent review of the most recent edition of a true tour-de-force Developmental Biology Textbook can now be found in the Quarterly Review of Biology. Advertisements


and research is happening with grant funding (yay!) It’s summertime… in the Cerveny Lab we’re making discoveries with zebrafish!

Winning Dev Bio Image 2016!

With an impressive crop of photos from which to choose a “winner”, votes were distributed among nearly all of the entries, and all students are to be congratulated for capturing beautiful photos of their data. The top prize goes to Avery Van Duzer and Evan Welch, who worked as a team to perform cell transplants, cryosection and […]


Elation, excitement, relief, pride. Work that was begun more than 5 years ago has finally seen the light of day! We still have many questions, but our current insights into how two extrinsic signals – Gdf6a and the retinoic acid (RA) – influence the transition from proliferation to differentiation in the vertebrate eye is now published in Development. […]

Cerveny Lab at the Murdock College Science Research Conference

The Cerveny Lab represented Reed College at the annual Murdock College Science Research Conference on Novemember 14-15. Three students – Wilson (Will) Horner, McKenzie Givens and Alison Bryant – presented the results of their summer research. We engaged in great scientific discourse with 34 oral presentations and 221 poster presentations from students at 31 institutions […]

And the winners were…

Our Developmental Biology Image Contest was an absolute success with nearly 300 people voting for their favorite image. To remind you what the images were, here’s a recap of the entries. And the winners were…H for the staining patterns of the developing jaws and E for a typical example of a wild-type ~1 day old […]

Dive Into Development with this semester’s Dev Bio Image Contest!

This year the students in Developmental Biology at Reed College have outdone themselves! We have 9 fantastic entries. Please let us know which one is your favorite by clicking here to vote for your favorite image. You’ll help the lucky recipient win a prize! All of these images are the result of student research in […]