Dr. Michael Dyer draws on his expansive career to guide research in developmental neurobiology. Dyer received his PhD from Harvard University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he became interested in the regulation of retinal progenitor cell proliferation during neurogenesis. In 2002, Dr. Dyer began his career at St. Jude, and his interest in neural progenitor cell proliferation grew to encompass cancer biology, evolutionary biology, and stem cell biology. In his time at St. Jude, Dyer has been named a Pew Scholar, a Cogan Award Recipient, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist. In 2013, he became an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a year later he was named the Richard C. Shadyac Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research. He serves as Chair of the Developmental Neurobiology department and is a co-leader for the Developmental Biology and Solid Tumor program.