Development and Disease Bio 148 Spring
This upper level undergraduate course deals with the many medical implications of developmental biology, from birth defects to cancer and stem cells. In each lecture we discuss specific organ systems and consider how defects in fundamental developmental processes can lead to malformations and physiological disorders. The goal is to gain a knowledge of the basic genetic and cell biological building blocks of each tissue/organ in order to better understand how developmental defects in both embryos and adults can lead to disease.
Advanced Topics in Cell Biology (Dev and Cell Journal Club) Bio 206C Spring
Advanced Developmental Genetics Bio 210 Spring
This is a graduate level course which introduces students to three of the main genetic model systems used in developmental biology: fruit flies, zebrafish and mice. Lectures cover both classic research papers in these systems as well as modern techniques and new findings on subjects such as early body axis formation, segmentation, patterning of the nervous system and epithelia, and various disease models. Students also read original research articles and submit short NIH style grant proposals which they present orally, in part as preparation for their preliminary Ph.D. exams.
Dev and Cell Bio Seminar Bio 290B Spring