Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

BMS 5453 - Developmental Genetics (3)


How does an organism transform from a ball of undifferentiated cells to a complex patterned multicellular organism with specific tissues for specific functions? This course will examine the genetic signals and responses involved in patterning and formation of an organism. We will focus on the general principles and specific mechanisms of development. We will further discuss the advantages and limitation of the genetic model organisms commonly used to study development. Lastly, students will gain experience in critical reading and interpretation of primary research articles.