Mechanisms of Development/Developmental Genetics


Half-semester minicourse targeted to first-year graduate students in the Biological Sciences. Taught sequentially in the Fall semester with Biology 783. Introduces basic concepts of cell specification, morphogenesis, induction, and other mechanisms that enable cells, tissues and organs to assemble the animal. Emphasis is on model organisms, mainly Drosophila, C. elegans, mouse, and zebrafish, where genomics, mutations, gene modifiers, epistasis analyses, gene knockouts, and transgenesis, plus many other genetic approaches have yielded important insights into the differentiation of cells and the development of complex organisms.
Cross-Listed As
  • CELLBIO 810
Typically Offered
Fall Only