The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long history of excellence in developmental biology. Thirty-three faculty members across ten different departments participate as mentors in the Developmental Biology Training Program. These participating laboratories encompass a wide range of research projects using a broad spectrum of models that include plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate organisms. They are united by a strong interest in addressing fundamental questions in developmental biology. The Training Program is designed for both pre- and post-doctoral trainees in participating laboratories. The Program will encourage faculty to provide scientific guidance and mentorship in their trainees’ scientific careers. In addition to academic requirements, trainees will also participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, such as a journal club and an annual research symposium. These activities will allow trainees to learn about other relevant research and provide them with opportunities to present their own work to the developmental biology community at UNC.
Victoria Bautch, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology