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Developmental Biology


Investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development covering topics such as fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, axis specification, and organogenesis via analysis of classical and modern experiments.  Laboratory sessions emphasize experimental manipulations of early embryos culminating in student-designed research projects.


Successful completion of BIO 111/113 is required.  BIO 201 or 208/238 recommended.  Not open to students with credit for BIO 336.  Satisfies Group A.