03-350: Developmental Biology-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

03-350: Developmental Biology

Developmental biology is the study of how organisms arise from a single cell - the fertilized egg. The molecular pathways that control development also underlie many human diseases. Developmental biology encompasses stem cell biology, cell-cell signaling, regulation of gene expression, gene networks, morphogenesis, and cell/tissue differentiation. This course serves as an introduction to the major concepts, experimental methodologies, research questions, and model organisms in developmental biology.

Spring: 9 units
Prerequisites: 03-240.