Dec 07, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 4001 - Developmental Biology (3)

When Offered: Spring
An exploration of the molecular and cellular principles underlying the control of embryonic development. This course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the molecular and cellular processes controlling animal development and the role that tinkering with these molecular mechanisms likely played in the evolution of metazoan diversity. There will be an emphasis on the experimental techniques used to gain this understanding and the class will incorporate recently published research into a cohesive understanding of the molecular mechanisms of development. Topics include: a general introduction to development; Drosophila developmental genetics; master control genes; vertebrate patterning; stem cells; and evolution and development.
Students may not receive credit for both BIO 3309 and BIO 4001.
Prerequisites: BIO 2600  and either BIO 2400  or BIO 2700 .