Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, June 3rd, 3:00am

    at Brown Bldg. 8th Fl. Conference Room

    Guest Seminar Series

    Dr. Lars Jansen, Laboratory for Epigenetic Mechanisms, IGC, Portugal

  • Friday, June 5th, 10:00am

    Safety Training June

Complete list of events

Spotlight on Education

The 2014 PhD Graduate student awards winners are...

2014 PhD Graduate Awards were presented at the Annual Graduate Retreat on September 5, 2014. Read More

Facilities & Resources


The newly built Greenhouse allows our faculty to study plant biodiversity, biofuels and climate change. Read More


  • The 2015 NYU CGSB Symposium, "From Genomes to Systems: Celebrating 20 years of Genomics" will take place on Friday, May 22, 2015.

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  • The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level. Each year 15 new individuals are named Searle Scholars and awarded flexible grants of $300,000 over three years. 

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  • In Nature Biotechnology, Satija et al. describe the Seurat algorithm to infer the spatial localization of single cells during Zebrafish embryogenesis based on RNA-seq data.

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  • Christiaen Lab published a review in Nature on development and evolution of the heart and head muscles.

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  • Kaplan, Razy-Krajka and Christiaen published a new review on heart and head muscles development and evolution in Current Opinion in Genes and Development, titled “Regulation and evolution of cardiopharyngeal cell identity and behavior: insights from simple chordates”.

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People Past and Present

Justin Blau


"Discovering how animals wake up every day without an alarm clock."

Meet Dr. Blau

Video Spotlight

Kris Gunsalus talks about her latest Cell paper on gene networks in a complex tissue

High-content screening for gene profiling has generally been limited to single cells. Here, we explore an alternative approach—profiling gene function by analyzing effects of gene knockdowns on the architecture of a complex tissue in a multicellular organism. Read More