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: Cell Fate in Mammalian Development

Most recent volume


Volume 128. Cell Fate in Mammalian Development

Published: 1st March 2018 Serial Volume Editors: Kat Hadjantonakis Berenika Plusa

Cell Fate in Mammalian Development, Volume 128, the latest release in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series, provides reviews on cell fate in mammalian development. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors, with this release including sections on the Specification of extra-embryonic lineages during mouse pre-implantation development, Cell polarity and fate specification, The circuitry that drives trophectoderm identity, Breaking symmetry and the dynamics of transcription factors directing cell fate specification, Mechanics and cell fate, How physical properties of cells change in development and their effect on cell fate decisions, and more.

Additional volumes


Volume 127. Forkhead FOXO Transcription Factors in Development and Disease

Published: 1st February 2018 Serial Volume Editor: Saghi Ghaffari

Volume 126. Myogenesis in Development and Disease

Published: 10th January 2018 Serial Volume Editor: David Sassoon

Volume 125. Nuclear Receptors in Development and Disease

Published: 18th May 2017 Serial Volume Editors: Douglas Forrest Sophia Tsai

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

Published: 23rd March 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Kirsten Sadler Edepli

Volume 123. Protein Kinases in Development and Disease

Published: 22nd February 2017 Series Volume Editor: Andreas Jenny

Volume 121. Fly Models of Human Diseases

Published: 5th January 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Leslie Pick

Volume 122. T-box Genes in Development and Disease

Published: 4th January 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Manfred Frasch

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 118. Hematopoiesis

Published: 27th April 2016 Serial Volume Editor: Emery Bresnick

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 Serial Editors: Ross Cagen Thomas Reh

Volume 92. Notch Signaling

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 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 80. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 15th October 2007 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 79. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 30th May 2007 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 78. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 13th February 2007 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 77. The Mitochondrion in the Germline and Early Development

Published: 17th January 2007 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten Editor: Justin St. John

Volume 76. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 18th October 2006 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 75. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 7th September 2006 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 74. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 18th July 2006 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 73. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 26th May 2006 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 72. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 17th March 2006 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 70. In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging

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

Volume 71. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th November 2005 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 69. Neural Development

Published: 4th October 2005 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 68. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 20th June 2005 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 67. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 13th May 2005 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 66. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th March 2005 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 65. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 19th January 2005 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 64. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th December 2004 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 63. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 17th November 2004 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 62. Developmental Vascular Biology

Published: 15th October 2004 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 61. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 7th September 2004 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 60. Stem Cells in Development and Disease

Published: 17th May 2004 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

Volume 59. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 27th February 2004 Serial Editor: Gerald Schatten

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 Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten Serial Volume Editor: Charles Ordahl

Volume 47. Somitogenesis, Part 1

Published: 23rd November 1999 Serial Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten 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 Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten Serial Volume Editor: Mary Handel

Volume 36. Cellular and Molecular Procedures in Developmental Biology

Published: 10th October 1997 Serial Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten 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 Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten Serial Volume Editor: David Capco

Volume 30. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 12th June 1995 Serial Editors: Roger Pedersen Gerald Schatten

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 Serial Editor: Roger Pedersen

Volume 27. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th October 1992 Serial Editor: Roger Pedersen

Volume 26. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 20th February 1992 Serial Editor: Elaine L. Bearer

Volume 25. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th October 1991 Serial Editor: Hans Bode

Volume 24. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th June 1990 Serial Editor: Marit Nilsen Hamilton

Volume 23. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1987 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 21. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th July 1987 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy R. Kevin Hunt

Volume 22. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 9th July 1987 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy Roger H. Saywer

Volume 20. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 3rd February 1986 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy T.S. Okada H. Kondoh

Volume 19. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 14th September 1984

Volume 18. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th February 1983 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 17. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th September 1982 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy Serial Volume Editor: R. Kevin Hunt

Volume 16. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1980 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy Martin Friedlander

Volume 15. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th October 1980

Volume 14. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th July 1980 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy Martin Friedlander

Volume 13. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1979 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy Serial Volume Editor: Martin Friedlander

Volume 12. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th May 1978 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 11. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th September 1977 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 9. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th November 1975 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 10. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th November 1975 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 8. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th April 1974 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 7. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1972 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 6. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1971 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 5. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 28th December 1970 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 4. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1969 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 3. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1968 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 2. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1967 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy

Volume 1. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1966 Serial Editors: A. A. Moscano Alberto Monroy