BIOL 301 Fall 2012 Developmental Biology

Developmental biology has undergone rapid growth in recent years and is becoming a central organizing discipline that links cells and molecular biology, evolution, anatomy and medicine. We are now beginning to have a molecular understanding of fascinating questions such as how cells decide their fate, how patterns are created, how male and females are distinguished, and how organisms came to be different. We have also discovered how the misregulation of important development regulatory genes can lead to a variety of known cancers and degenerative diseases in humans. In this course we will examine these and related topics combining a rich classical literature with modern genetic and molecular analyses.
Class Format: lecture/discussion/laboratory, six hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on hour exams, short papers, and a final exam
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Prerequisites: Biology 202 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: biology majors
Department Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement in the Biology major
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
Enrollment Limit: 24
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 1093
BIOL301-01(F) LEC Developmental Biology Division 3: Science and Mathematics Robert M. Savage
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Biology 112 1093
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