The research interests of
the Newman laboratory center around three main program areas: cellular and
molecular mechanisms of vertebrate limb
mechanisms of morphogenesis, and evolution
of developmental mechanisms. Other areas of interest include protein
structure-function relationships and the social and cultural
aspects of biological research and technology. He is co-editor,
with Gerd B. Müller,
of Organismal Form: Beyond the Gene in Developmental and Evolutionary
Biology (MIT Press, 2003), with Santiago Schnell, Philip Maini
and Timothy Newman of Multiscale
Modeling of Developmental Systems (Elsevier, 2007) and co-author, with Gabor Forgacs, of Biological
Physics of the Developing Embryo (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Stuart Newman received an A.B. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Chicago. He has been a visiting professor at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, the Centre à l'Energie Atomique-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the University of Tokyo, and was a Fogarty Senior International Fellow at Monash University, Australia. He was a founding member of the Council for Responsible Genetics, Cambridge, Mass.