This course covers the mechanisms of development at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. Special attention will be paid to the process of scientific discovery: the experiments. Students will read and discuss both original research articles and the secondary review literature. We will discuss ethical and medical considerations for some of the topics covered.
It's an extraordinary time to learn Developmental Biology! Topics can include aging, the environmental effects on development, genetic approaches, cancer, reproduction, growth, and much more, all tied to Development. We will take advantage of Zoom to bring in prominent outside scientists to give their perspective on research topics that they work on. Some of the lectures will be pre-recorded for you to watch at your convenience, scheduled class time will be reduced and focused on discussion and student presentations.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Barresi; Gilbert, DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 12th ed.
Selected original research papers
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, final, techniques notebook, one paper and group presentation to class
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|Instructor(s): Devoto,Stephen H. Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 32||SR major: 4||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: 2||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 14||FR: 0|
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