Maya Emmons-Bell

Developmental Biology

UC Berkeley

I study how cells organize themselves into tissues and organs during development. It's a beautiful and complex process, and we hope that work in the field will lead to a better understanding of birth defects, cancer, and regenerative medicine.

HIV uses camouflage to hide from cell defenses

Viruses are fighting an evolutionary arms race in our DNA

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International collaboration is the best way to understand the complexities of the brain

Why neuroscientists are creating their own CERN to understand the mind together

How does the developing brain learn to perceive the world before it can see it?

Our eyes work when we're born, even though they've never been exposed to light

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Here's what happened when researchers raised monkeys who never saw a face

We may not be hardwired to recognize faces after all

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