An introduction to the molecular and cell biology of animal development. The course is divided into three broad sections, which cover 1) an introduction to the major cell-cell signaling systems used during development and their study in model organisms, 2) molecular studies of early vertebrate development, and 3) the biology of stem cells. The focus is on molecular approaches applied to important model systems, but framed in classical concepts. Prereqs.: Principles of Biology II (Biol 2970); Cell Biology (Biol 334) and/or a course in biochemistry recommended. Small Class. Credit 3 units. 3 units. I. Duncan (Biology), S. K. Kornfeld, S. Imai, C. Micchelli, K. Monk, D. Ornitz, A. Yoo, J. Mills (WUMS).
Course Attributes: FA NSMAR NSMAS NSM
Section 01Developmental Biology
INSTRUCTOR: KornfeldView Course Listing