developmental biology

noun

Definition of developmental biology

: a discipline of biology concerned with the processes and mechanisms that control and influence the development and growth of organisms especially from a molecular, cellular, or genetic perspective — see evolutionary developmental biology

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developmental biologist noun

Examples of developmental biology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another lawsuit involved a venture capital firm that wanted to hire a Singaporean with a PhD in developmental biology from Stanford as a $250,000-a-year analyst to evaluate Silicon Valley biotech startups. Sinduja Rangarajan, Quartz India, "In Trump’s America, the H-1B dream has turned into a bureaucratic nightmare for skilled Indians," 3 Dec. 2019 This happens for two reasons, according to physician and researcher Shin-ichiro Imai, a professor of developmental biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington Post, "Do NAD-boosting supplements fight aging? Not according to current research.," 26 Nov. 2019 The molecular biologist was born in Oakland and received a doctorate in microbiology from UCLA and conducted research in developmental biology at UCSF between 1988 and 1993. Ashley Mcbride, SFChronicle.com, "Greek man charged with murdering former Bay Area scientist in Crete," 16 July 2019 That is why in the evo-devo-eco scheme of things, I am drawn toward developmental biology and its emphasis on understanding physical and chemical structures quantitatively. Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine, "Debating the Evolution of Multicellularity," 25 Sep. 2013 The study, considered one of the most important in developmental biology, earned Spemann the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1935. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Elusive master organizer of human embryo growth seen for the first time," 23 May 2018 For the past 65 years, the focus of developmental biology has been on DNA as the carrier of biological information. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 18 Mar. 2018 Having obtained a doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Kansas, Jamal has taught chemistry as an adjunct professor for several area colleges. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Kansas chemistry instructor arrested by ICE while taking his daughter to school," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of developmental biology

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Developmental biology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/developmental%20biology. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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developmental biology

noun

Medical Definition of developmental biology

: a discipline of biology concerned with the processes and mechanisms that control and influence the development and growth of organisms especially from a molecular, cellular, or genetic perspective

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developmental biologist noun

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