Description: This course investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development. Topics include fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, axis specification, organogenesis, morphogens, and stem cells. Laboratory sessions focus on experimental manipulations of early invertebrate and vertebrate embryos and emphasize student-designed research projects.
Prerequisites: Biology 111 (Molecules, Genes, & Cells) is required
Biology 201 (Genetics) and/or Biology 208 (Cell Biology) are strongly
Textbook: Developmental Biology, 9th edition, by Scott Gilbert