Cell Differentiation and Development Center
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The Cell Differentiation and Development Center (CDDC) is an inter-disciplinary group aimed at increasing institutional research capacity at Marshall University. The products and outcomes of this venture will be applied to further technology-based economic development in Huntington, Cabell county, and the surrounding tri-state area.
The multidisciplinary research groups within the CDDC mainly focus on the mechanisms that govern cellular differentiation and development.
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CDDC utilizes the latest molecular, cellular, genomic, proteomic, bio-informatics and whole animal tools to decipher basic mechanisms in cellular development and differentiation with the ultimate goal of using this knowledge to contribute to the following areas:
Ø Scientific field: Enhancing our knowledge of how mammalian and mammalian-model organisms respond to signals from the environment on a molecular, cellular and organism level while it will also lead to the identification and detection of novel cell differentiation and development markers
Ø State Strategic Plan: Increasing the profile of West Virginia while furthering state R&D activities and providing new job opportunities
Ø Institutional Strategic Plan: Increasing research productivity and the acquisition of large training and program project grants, adding to the output from the new Byrd Biotechnology Building
Ø Economic development: The creation of new job opportunities, new high-tech businesses while also attracting new biotech industry to the area
Ø Workforce development: Educating the community through outreach activities and new academic programs as well as providing new opportunities for training students and advanced workers