(S) Developmental Biology (3)
Mechanisms responsible for the morphogenetic changes that occur during development of selected vertebrates and invertebrates. The role of intercellular communication in development, including mechanisms of action of receptors and cell-adhesion proteins needed for this process.
Advanced Problems in Biology (BA,BA)
Meets the needs of individual students.
Required for nonthesis master's degrees. Also may be used for independent study. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate director.
(F) Molecular Biology of Cells (3)
Fundamentals of the molecular organization and functions of cells.
Prerequisite: Prior course in cell biology.
Corequisite: Graduate course in biochemistry.
(S) Advanced Developmental Biology (3)
Molecular mechanisms of cell type differentiation and body part specification. Cell-cell interaction, signal transduction during development, morphogenetic gradients, and pattern formation, focusing on three experimental organisms: the nematode C. elegans, Drosophila, and the mouse. Genetic experimental approaches will be emphasized.
Wadsworth. Prerequisite: 16:148:514 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Suggested: Genetics. Also open to advanced undergraduates.
Seminar in Cell and Developmental Biology (1)
Student, staff, and guest lectures on current topics in cell and developmental biology.
Laboratory Rotation (1,1)
Laboratory research for incoming students.
Research in Biology (BA,BA)