Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

Graduate Program in Developmental & Stem Cell Biology

University Program in Genetics and Genomics

Duke Cancer Institute

Duke Regeneration Center

Chakkalakal Lab

We study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuromuscular development, regeneration, and aging with an emphasis on understanding stem and progenitor cell fate and function, and stem cell niche biology. We are affiliated with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology as part of the Duke Orthopaedic Cellular, Developmental, and Genome Laboratories within the Duke University School of Medicine.