Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Metazoan biology requires cells to develop into defined cell types, with stem cells providing key regenerative capacity. Aging is the cumulative failure of regeneration and cellular maintenance. MCB faculty explore how organisms develop from single cells, how stem cells provide regrowth, and how loss of function in fundamental processes contributes to aging.

Model Curricula

Autumn

MCB 529
Cell Migration

CONJ 542
Cell Biology of Development

MCB 522
The Developmental Basis of Human Disease

GENOME 553
Advanced Genetic Analysis

winter

CONJ 544
Protein Structure, Modification and Regulation

spring

MCB 539
Biological Basis of Neoplasia

MCB 543
Logic Constructs and Methodologies of Biological Research