10/22 Course Announcement for Molecular and Cellular Organogenesis

CRB #650 (3 credits) Spring semester, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM-5:45 PM
Location: Room #4571 WIMR II, 1111 Highland Ave
Co-directors: Drs. Youngsook Lee and Grace Boekhoff-Falk

This course is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in developmental and regenerative biology, stem cell biology, and molecular basis of normal organ formation. The course will cover the most current knowledge of the basic principles of organogenesis including the molecular and cellular pathways leading to normal organ development. Tissue/organ specification, differentiation, and developmental processes, focusing on molecular signals and associated signal transduction pathways and transcriptional regulation will be covered in depth. Depending on the organ, current understanding of the role of stem cells and the molecular basis for congenital and acquired disease will be included. The instructor for each unit will be a scientist recognized for advancing understanding of the development of the organ being studied. The Developmental Biology course (Zoology 470) by Jeff Hardin is recommended, but not required.