Osample what we know and dont know about mechanisms

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Unformatted text preview: troduce you to the wonder of developmental biology. o Introduce you to major phenomena and principles of development. o Provide examples of how we study developmental biology. o Sample what we know (and don’t know) about mechanisms of development. o Help you decide if you want to pursue further study in developmental biology. Upper level courses in Developmental Biology: BioMG3850 – Developmental Biology BioMG4450 – Stem Cell Biology BioMG4610 – Development and EvoluAon BioMG6870 – Developmental GeneAcs BioMS4890 – Mammalian Embryology What is included in the study of developmental biology? Processes Embryology Juvenile growth Metamorphosis/puberty Adult growth Wound healing Tissue homeostasis ReproducAon Organisms Animals Plants Fungi Bacteria 2 3/25/12 Why study developmental biology? Intellectual curiosity – how does it work? Medical relevance in vitro ferAlizaAon cancer biology birth defects Wound repair PotenAal for regeneraAon Agricultural relevance maximizing growth (yield) in vitro ferAlizaAon cloning of animals How do we study development? DescripAon (e.g. fate mapping) PerturbaAon Experimental embryology Developmental geneAcs Apply tools of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology Use model organisms 3 3/25/12 Similar mechanisms promote developme...
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