Series: Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Current Topics in Developmental Biology (CTDB) is a long-standing series that provides comprehensive surveys of major topics in the field of developmental biology. The series is approaching its 50th anniversary in 2016, making it the longest running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology. Each volume of CTDB has a central theme (e.g., hox genes, notch signaling, myogenesis, microRNAs, gametogenesis, epigenetics, stem cells, etc.) and includes articles written by outstanding research scientists who themselves investigate various aspects of the volume’s central theme. CTDB should be particularly appealing to principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students who are looking for up-to-date, in-depth reviews of cellular and molecular mechanisms in animal and plant development.

About the editors: Paul M. Wassarman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Impact Factor 2014: 4.680 (Copyright ISI Journal Citation Report)

To view individual chapters for Current Topics in Developmental Biology, please visit Science Direct.

Praise for the Series: "Outstanding both in variety and in the quality of its contributions." - NATURE

Book Series: Nuclear Receptors in Development and Disease

Most recent volume


Volume 125. Nuclear Receptors in Development and Disease

Published: 1st June 2017 Serial Volume Editors: Douglas Forrest Sophia Tsai

Nuclear Receptors in Development and Disease, the latest volume in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series covers nuclear receptors in development and disease, and includes contributions from an international board of authors. The book's chapters provide a comprehensive set of reviews covering such topics as nuclear differentiation and remodeling, evolution of receptors and ligand signaling, and neural development.

Additional volumes


Volume 124. Zebrafish at the Interface of Development and Disease Research

Published: 1st April 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Kirsten Sadler Edepli

Volume 123. Protein Kinases in Development and Disease

Published: 1st March 2017 Series Volume Editor: Andreas Jenny

Volume 122. T-box Genes in Development and Disease

Published: 20th January 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Manfred Frasch

Volume 121. Fly Models of Human Diseases

Published: 10th January 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Leslie Pick

Volume 120. Mammalian Preimplantation Development

Published: 27th July 2016 Serial Volume Editor: Melvin DePamphilis

Volume 119. Genes and Evolution

Published: 17th June 2016 Serial Volume Editor: Virginie Orgogozo

Volume 116. Essays on Developmental Biology Part A

Published: 24th March 2016 Serial Volume Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 117. Essays on Developmental Biology Part B

Published: 23rd March 2016 Author: Paul Wassarman

Volume 115. Craniofacial Development

Published: 13th November 2015 Serial Volume Editor: Yang Chai

Volume 114. Apoptosis and Development

Published: 5th October 2015 Serial Volume Editor: Hermann Steller

Volume 113. The Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition

Published: 7th September 2015 Serial Volume Editor: Howard Lipshitz

Volume 112. Cellular Adhesion in Development and Disease

Published: 2nd March 2015 Serial Volume Editor: Alpha Yap

Volume 111. Neural Crest and Placodes

Published: 4th February 2015 Serial Volume Editor: Paul Trainor

Volume 110. bHLH Transcription Factors in Development and Disease

Published: 5th September 2014 Serial Volume Editor: Reshma Taneja

Volume 109. Mouse Models of the Nuclear Envelopathies and Related Diseases

Published: 2nd June 2014 Serial Volume Editor: Colin Stewart

Volume 108. Mechanisms of Regeneration

Published: 28th February 2014 Serial Volume Editor: Brigitte Galliot

Volume 107. Stem Cells in Development and Disease

Published: 31st January 2014 Serial Volume Editor: Michael Rendl

Volume 106. Endocrine Gland Development and Disease

Published: 17th December 2013 Serial Volume Editor: Paul Thomas

Volume 105. Developmental Timing

Published: 1st September 2013 Serial Volume Editors: Ann E Rougvie Michael B. O'Connor

Volume 104. Epigenetics and Development

Published: 2nd May 2013 Serial Volume Editor: Edith Heard

Volume 103. Animal Metamorphosis

Published: 30th January 2013 Serial Volume Editor: Yun-Bo Shi

Volume 102. Gametogenesis

Published: 31st December 2012 Serial Volume Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 101. Planar Cell Polarity During Development

Published: 21st November 2012 Serial Volume Editor: Yingzi Yang

Volume 100. Heart Development

Published: 30th March 2012 Serial Volume Editor: Benoit Bruneau G.

Volume 99. microRNAs in Development

Published: 2nd March 2012 Serial Volume Editor: Eran Hornstein

Volume 98. Transcriptional Switches During Development

Published: 10th February 2012 Serial Volume Editors: Serge Plaza Francois Payre

Volume 97. Growth Factors in Development

Published: 17th November 2011 Serial Volume Editor: Carman Birchmeier

Volume 96. Myogenesis

Published: 8th June 2011 Serial Volume Editor: Grace Pavlath

Volume 95. Forces and Tension in Development

Published: 27th April 2011 Serial Volume Editor: Michel Labouesse

Volume 94. Cancer and Development

Published: 14th February 2011 Serial Volume Editor: Michael Dyer

Volume 93. Invertebrate and Vertebrate Eye Development

Published: 27th October 2010

Volume 92. Notch Signalling

Published: 16th September 2010 Serial Volume Editor: Raphael Kopan

Volume 91. Plant Development

Published: 20th August 2010 Author: Marja Timmermans

Volume 90. Organogenesis in Development

Published: 16th August 2010 Author: Peter Koopman

Volume 89. Tissue Remodeling and Epithelial Morphogenesis

Published: 25th September 2009 Serial Volume Editor: Thomas Lecuit

Volume 88. HOX Genes

Published: 13th July 2009 Serial Volume Editor: Olivier Pourquie

Volume 87. Development of Neural Circuitry

Published: 26th May 2009 Serial Volume Editor: Oliver Hobert

Volume 86. Evolution and Development

Published: 30th April 2009 Serial Volume Editor: William Jeffery

Volume 84. Mouse Models of Developmental Genetic Disease

Published: 15th December 2008 Serial Volume Editor: Robert Krauss

Volume 85. Ciliary Function in Mammalian Development

Published: 11th December 2008 Editor: Bradley Yoder

Volume 83. Sex Determination and Sexual Development

Published: 3rd December 2008 Serial Volume Editor: Mark Van Doren

Volume 82. Red Cell Development

Published: 29th February 2008

Volume 81. Multiscale Modeling of Developmental Systems

Published: 18th December 2007 Serial Volume Editors: Santiago Schnell Philip Maini Stuart A. Newman Timothy Newman

Volume 80. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 15th October 2007

Volume 79. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 30th May 2007

Volume 78. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 13th February 2007

Volume 77. The Mitochondrion in the Germline and Early Development

Published: 17th January 2007 Editor: Justin St. John

Volume 76. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 18th October 2006

Volume 75. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 7th September 2006

Volume 74. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 18th July 2006

Volume 73. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 26th May 2006

Volume 72. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 17th March 2006

Volume 71. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th November 2005

Volume 70. In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging

Published: 9th November 2005 Serial Volume Editor: Eric Ahrens

Volume 69. Neural Development

Published: 4th October 2005

Volume 68. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 20th June 2005

Volume 67. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 13th May 2005

Volume 66. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th March 2005

Volume 65. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 19th January 2005

Volume 64. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th December 2004

Volume 63. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 17th November 2004

Volume 62. Developmental Vascular Biology

Published: 15th October 2004

Volume 61. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 7th September 2004

Volume 60. Stem Cells in Development and Disease

Published: 17th May 2004

Volume 58. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 17th December 2003 Author: Gerald Schatten

Volume 57. Development of Auditory and Vestibular Systems-3: Molecular Development of the Inner Ear

Published: 26th November 2003 Editors: Raymond Romand Isabel Varela-Nieto

Volume 56. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 17th October 2003 Author: Gerald Schatten

Volume 55. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 21st August 2003 Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 54. Cell Surface Proteases

Published: 2nd April 2003 Serial Volume Editor: Stanley Zucker Series Volume Editor: Wen-Tien Chen

Volume 53. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 16th December 2002 Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 52. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 20th August 2001 Serial Volume Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 51. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 22nd February 2001 Serial Volume Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 49. The Centrosome in Cell Replication and Early Development

Published: 11th September 2000 Serial Volume Editors: Robert Palazzo Gerald Schatten

Volume 50. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 31st July 2000 Serial Volume Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 48. Somitogenesis, Part 2

Published: 23rd December 1999 Serial Volume Editor: Charles Ordahl

Volume 47. Somitogenesis, Part 1

Published: 23rd November 1999 Serial Volume Editor: Charles Ordahl

Volume 46. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 7th July 1999 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 45. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 5th May 1999 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 44. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 21st October 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 43. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 20th October 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 42. Cumulative Subject Index

Published: 9th October 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Shatten

Volume 41. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 23rd September 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 40. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 2nd July 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 39. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 21st January 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 38. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 13th November 1997 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 37. Meiosis and Gametogenesis

Published: 20th October 1997 Serial Volume Editor: Mary Handel

Volume 36. Cellular and Molecular Procedures in Developmental Biology

Published: 10th October 1997 Serial Volume Editors: Flora de Pablo Alberto Ferrus Claudio Stern

Volume 35. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 27th August 1997 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 34. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 6th August 1996 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 33. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 26th April 1996 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 32. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 15th February 1996 Serial Volume Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

Volume 31. Cytoskeletal Mechanisms During Animal Development

Published: 5th January 1996 Serial Volume Editor: David Capco

Volume 30. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 12th June 1995

Volume 29. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 26th September 1994 Serial Volume Editor: Roger Pedersen

Volume 28. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 17th June 1993

Volume 27. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th October 1992

Volume 26. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 20th February 1992

Volume 25. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th October 1991

Volume 24. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th June 1990

Volume 23. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1987

Volume 22. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th July 1987

Volume 21. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th July 1987

Volume 20. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 3rd February 1986

Volume 19. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 14th September 1984

Volume 18. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th February 1983

Volume 17. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th September 1982 Serial Volume Editor: R. Kevin Hunt

Volume 16. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1980

Volume 15. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th October 1980

Volume 14. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th July 1980

Volume 13. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1979 Serial Volume Editor: Martin Friedlander

Volume 12. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th May 1978

Volume 11. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th September 1977

Volume 10. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th November 1975

Volume 9. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th November 1975

Volume 8. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th April 1974

Volume 7. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1972

Volume 6. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1971

Volume 5. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1970

Volume 4. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1969

Volume 3. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1968

Volume 2. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1967

Volume 1. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1966

Volume 59. Current Topics in Developmental Biology