Cell Biology of Development

Course Number: 
CONJ 542
Course Type: 
Elective
Currently Offered: 
Yes
Credits: 
1.5
Quarter: 
Spring
Weeks: 
1-5
Meeting Time: 
T TH 2:30 - 3:20
Location: 
UW
Instructor (MCB Faculty): 
Raible, David
Class Size: 
20
Course Description: 

The course will explore embryonic development from a cell biology perspective. 

Learning Objectives: 

Understand the processes that govern cell shape and movement

Learn how cellular changes alter tissue architecture and drive development

Strengthen skills in evaluating primary scientific literature

Prerequisites: 
none. However, some knowledge of cell biology will be helpful.
Required Text: 
primary literature
Course requirements, examinations and grading: 

Students will write short critiques of the literature and present key findings in class.  All students are required to perpare the assigned reading and actively participate in class discussion.  Grading:  50% written assignments, 30% presentation, 20% particiation

Week 1: Gastrulation

Week 2: Cell migration

Week 3: Cell polarity

Week 4:  Epithelial morphogenesis

Week 5: Growth Control

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