Spring 2016 not offered
Changes in cell shape, size, and position, and changes in cell number profoundly influence tissue and organ formation and function. By examining a range of developmental processes and structures in Drosophila, students will be challenged to consider the following questions: What are the cellular mechanisms that govern the shapes of cells and organs during development? How do forces (stress and tension) modify cells? How do cells move within and out of a tissue? How is organ size determined? Why is cell position an important factor in determining cell fate or differentiation? During the course, students will be introduced to working with Drosophila to address these questions in cell biology.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ([MB&B181 or BIOL181] AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [MB&B191 or BIOL191] AND [BIOL192 or MB&B192])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(MB&B)
Readings will be taken from primary literature (journals such as Cell, Journal of Cell Biology, Science, Nature, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Developmental Cell).
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A hypothesis-driven short report that is based on a lab and in silico research project.
5 short online quizzes
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