BIO 320 Developmental Biology

Animal development, with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell fate, cell adhesion and motility, and the formation of different tissue types. Cell signaling pathways and gene regulatory mechanisms that control development, and are relevant to adult stem cell biology and cancer biology, are stressed throughout the course. The laboratory focuses on major invertebrate and vertebrate model organisms and both classical and molecular genetic approaches used to study animal development. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week, plus 1-2 hours arranged.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

BIO 130 and BIO 221, BIO 224, or BIO 226

Corequisite

BIO 320L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science