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Early development of the nervous system

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

by Nipunika Somatilaka

Learn how the brain and spinal cord begin to develop in an embryo and what happens when the process goes awry. This video was created by Dr. Nipunika Somatilaka, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Saikat Mukhopadhyay. One project in the Mukhopadhyay lab focuses on a particular signaling pathway that is critical to the early development of the nervous system. Visit for more information.

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