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Carnegie's Department of Embryology has become recognized worldwide as one of the premier research centers in cellular, developmental and genetic biology. The department has a unique atmosphere and research style that have allowed a small enterprise to have a disproportionately large impact on science. We revere this atmosphere as the source of our inspiration and strive to further improve it as the department evolves within the current milieu of intensive activity, investment and opportunity in the biological sciences.

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Spotlight: The Cleves Lab

April, 2021 — Deep in the Department of Embryology’s dark microscopy suite, Dr. Phillip Cleves studies a magnified image of a sea anemone called Aiptasia, his lab’s primary model organism. Cleves, who joined Embryology as a Principal Investigator last fall, is trying...
Spotlight: The Belin Lab

April, 2021 — Kneeling among the plant growth chambers at Carnegie’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Brittany Belin inspects a young African jointvetch, a flowering legume native to the West African floodplains. Belin, who joined Embryology as a principal...