Essays on Developmental Biology Part A: Volume 116

Essays on Developmental Biology Part A: Volume 116

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In 2016 Current Topics in Developmental Biology (CTDB) will celebrate its 50th or "golden" anniversary. To commemorate the founding of CTDB by Aron Moscona (1921-2009) and Alberto Monroy (1913-1986) in 1966, a two-volume set of CTDB (volumes 116 and 117), entitled Essays on Development, will be published by Academic Press/Elsevier in early 2016. The volumes are edited by Paul M. Wassarman, series editor of CTDB, and include contributions from dozens of outstanding developmental biologists from around the world. Overall, the essays provide critical reviews and discussion of developmental processes for a variety of model organisms. Many essays relate the history of a particular area of research, others personal experiences in research, and some are quite philosophical. Essays on Development provides a window onto the rich landscape of contemporary research in developmental biology and should be useful to both students and investigators for years to come.
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  • Hardback | 770 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 45.72mm | 1,520g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128029560
  • 9780128029565

Table of contents

Part of two 50th Anniversary volumes including contributions from dozens of outstanding developmental biologists from around the world
1. Seeing is Believing, or How GFP Changed my Approach to Science
Markus Affolter
2. The Notch-Mediated Proliferation Circuitry
Diana M. Ho and Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas
3. Defining the Path from Stem Cells to Differentiated Tissue
Philip N. Benfey
4. Neuregulin/ErbB Signaling in Developmental Myelin Formation and Nerve Repair
Carmen Birchmeier and David L. H. Bennett
5. Oocyte Meiotic Spindle Assembly and Function
Aaron F. Severson, George von Dassow, and Bruce Bowerman
6. Self-Organization of Spatial Patterning in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Alessia Deglincerti, Fred Etoc, M. Zeeshan Ozair and Ali H. Brivanlou
7. The Neural Crest Migrating into the 21st Century
Marianne E. Bronner and Marcos Simoes-Costa
8. Tissue Differentiation: A Personal Account of Research on Myogenesis and Cardiogenesis
Margaret Buckingham
9. Cycling in the Cell Fate Landscape
Corey Bunce and Blanche Capel
10. Securing Neuronal Cell Fate in C. Elegans
Chaogu Zheng and Martin Chalfie
11. Cancer in Drosophila: Imaginal Discs as a Model for Epithelial Tumor Formation
Hector Herranz, Teresa Eichenlaub and Stephen M. Cohen
12. Genome Duplication: The Heartbeat of Developing Organisms
Melvin L. DePamphilis
13. The Chordin Morphogenetic Pathway
Edward M;. De Robertis and Yuki Moriyama
14. From the Eye to the Brain: Development of the Drosophila Visual System
Nathalie Neriec and Claude Desplan
15. Zygotic Genome Activators, Developmental Timing, and Pluripotency
Daria Onichtchouk and Wolfgang Driever
16. Topological Domains, Metagenes And The Emergence Of Pleiotropic Regulations at Hox Loci
Fabrice Darbellay and Denis Duboule
17. Connectomics, The Final Frontier
Scott W. Emmons, Dominick P. Purpura and Albert Einstein
18. Dedifferentiation, Redifferentiation, and Transdifferentiation of Striated Muscles during Regeneration and Development
Manfred Frasch
19. Epithelial Skin Biology: Three Decades of Developmental Biology, a Hundred Questions Answered and a Thousand New Ones to Address
Elaine Fuchs
20. Differentiation in Stem Cell Lineages and in Life: Explorations in the Male Germ Line Stem Cell Lineage
Margaret T. Fuller
21. How Somatic Adult Tissues Develop Organizer Activity
Matthias C. Vogg, Yvan Wenger and Brigitte Galliot
22. Developmental Plasticity and Developmental Symbiosis: The Return of Eco- Devo
Scott F. Gilbert
23. Twenty Years in Maine: Integrating Insights from Developmental Biology into Translational Medicine in a Small State
Thomas Gridley
24. Cell Fate Determination by Transcription Factors
J. B. Gurdon
25. Terminal Selectors of Neuronal Identity
Oliver Hobert
26. Drosophila Segment Polarity Mutants and the Rediscovery of the Hedgehog Pathway Genes
Philip W Ingham
27. The Comparative Organismal Approach in Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Insights from Ascidians and Cavefish
William R. Jeffery
28. From Cloning Neural Development Genes to Functional Studies in Mice, 30 Years of Advancements
Alexandra L. Joyner
29. Tales of Tails (and Trunks): Forming the Posterior Body in Vertebrate Embryos
David Kimelman
30. The Curious World of Gonadal Development in Mammals
Peter Koopman
31. Essay on Developmental Biology For the 50th Anniversary of Current Topics in Developmental Biology
Kopan, R.
32. A Path to Pattern
Thomas B. Kornberg
33. Gene-Environment Interactions and the Etiology of Birth Defects
Robert S. Krauss and Mingi Hong
34. Hox Genes and the Hindbrain: A Study in Segments
Robb Krumlauf
35. C. Elegans Embryonic Morphogenesis
Thanh Vuong-Brender, Xinyi Yang and Michel Labouesse
36. The Last 50 years: Mismeasurement and Mismanagement are Impeding Scientific Research
Peter A Lawrence
37. Mechanochemical Interplay Drives Polarization in Cellular and Developmental Systems
Qiyan Mao and Thomas Lecuit
38. The Pluripotency of Neural Crest Cells and their Role in Brain Development
Nicole M. Le Douarin and Elisabeth Dupin
39. Germ Plasm Biogenesis -an Oskar-Centric Perspective
Ruth Lehmann
40. Emerging Modeling Concepts and Solutions in Stem Cell Research
Dmitri Papatsenko and Ihor R. Lemischka
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Review quote

Praise for the Series: "Outstanding both in variety and in the quality of its contributions." --Nature
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About Paul M. Wassarman

Paul M. Wassarman, the Series Editor of CTDB since 2007, is Professor in the Dept. Developmental and Regenerative Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University where he carried out thesis research in the Graduate Dept. Biochemistry with Professor Nathan O. Kaplan. In 1967 Wassarman joined the Division of Structural Studies at the MRC, Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England as a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellow with Sir John C. Kendrew. In 1972 he joined the faculty of the Dept. Biological Chemistry at Harvard Medical School and in 1986 moved to the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology where he was Chair of the Dept. Cell and Developmental Biology and Adjunct Professor in the Dept. Cell Biology, New York University School of Medicine. In 1996 he moved to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he was the Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professorial Chair of the Dept. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Wassarman has published more than 200 research papers and reviews, dealing primarily with mammalian oogenesis, fertilization, and early embryogenesis.
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