Stem Cells in Development and Regeneration

Course Number: 
CONJ 530
Course Type: 
Currently Offered: 
Meeting Time: 
January 5 - March 10, 2015: TT, 10-11:30am
SLU, Building E, Conference Room E103
Instructor (MCB Faculty): 
Ruohola-Baker, Hannele
Instructor (non-MCB Faculty): 
Carol Ware
Class Size: 
Course Description: 

 In this class we will discuss three topics,  the recent findings on adult and embryonic stem cell classes and their niches, on epigenetic control of stem cells and stem cells in human disease.

Course Website:

Instructors: Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Carol Ware

Learning Objectives: 

After this class, the students should have a solid foundation on stem cell biology, epigenetic analysis and regulation of stem cells and human diseases connected to stem cell biology.

Required Text: 
The course will go through recent seminal papers on stem cell biology.
Course requirements, examinations and grading: 

The student will develop a stem cell research proposal at the end of the quarter with the help of a chosen faculty member, write one page abstract on the idea and present the proposal to the class. 

50% participation including discussions on the papers
50% final project and presentation

Offered every other year. Weeks 1-10.

Areas of Interest: 
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Keystone Area: 
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging