Developmental Biology and Embryology Major

Developmental Biology and Embryology Studies is program that focuses on the scientific study of embryology, development, and growth of animals and human beings

A major program in Developmental Biology and Embryology Studies may include in fertilization, oogenesis, histogenesis, gastrulation, and cell differentiation; embryological development including organ and pattern formation, morphogenesis, gene regulation, cell lineage, and fate maps; disease and defect studies; transgenic and evolutionary models of growth and development; and applications to specific organisms and phyla.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Developmental Biology and Embryology (use the College Search feature and enter " Developmental Biology and Embryology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Developmental Biology and Embryology Studies?

A degree in this field will prepare individuals to work as animal embryologist positions at university research labs. In addition, you may wish to work as a clinical embryologist at a fertility clinic.  As well, as a developmental and embryological biologist, you might want to work in the reproduction of livestock or zoo animals.  With a doctorate degree, a professorship at a research university will provides you with the resources and opportunity to conduct embryonic studies.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Developmental Biology and Embryology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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