The Section of Developmental Biology in the Department of Pediatrics provides insight into the underlying causes of human birth defects and diseases through basic scientific research.
Current areas of research emphasis include:
- development of the nervous system
- formation of the blood-brain barrier
- facial development
Researchers use animal models to investigate causes of developmental disease with the goal of finding preventative strategies or effective therapies.
Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute and the Gates Frontier Fund have helped to launch and establish the Section of Developmental Biology.