It’s that time of year again — as we near the end of the semester, students in Reed College Developmental Biology work frantically to collect data for their independent projects. Many of them capture beautiful images. The purpose of this post is to share those images with a larger audience and garner votes for the […]

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 […]

Going to Friday Harbor Labs for a meeting is much like going to summer camp, but with science. The Northwest Developmental Biology Conference always promises lots of awesome cellular, molecular, and developmental biology. Talks throughout the days and  poster sessions (aka happy hours complete with snack and drinks) each evening are followed by late night […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here is a sample of some recent results from manipulating frog and fish embryos in our Developmental Biology class. Students are honing their fine motor skills and their understanding of embryo development, moving tissues and cells from one embryo to another.

The best part of being a biologist is working with living organisms. And the worst part of being a biologist is working with living organisms, especially when you want them to reproduce on a particular schedule. While teaching about induction of germ layers and the symmetry breaking events associated with axis formation and gastrulation, I […]