Welcome to the Griffin Lab site
We are a group of developmental and cell biologists working to understand embryogenesis and discover the causes of human birth defects.
“For the real amazement … is this process. You start out as a single cell derived from the coupling of a sperm and an egg; this divides in two, then four, then eight, and so on, and at a certain stage there emerges a single cell which has as all its progeny the human brain. The mere existence of such a cell should be one of the great astonishments of the earth. People ought to be walking around all day, calling to each other in endless wonderment, talking of nothing except that cell”
– Lewis Thomas (1979)