Bi 118. Morphogenesis of Developmental Systems

6 units (2-0-4); first term
Given in alternate years
Prerequisites: Bi 8 and Bi 9, and at least one of the following: Bi 117, Bi 122, Bi 129, Bi 145, or Bi 182 (or equivalents)
Instructor: Stathopoulos

Lectures on and discussion of how cells, tissues, and organs take shape: the influence of force on cell shape change; cell migration including chemotaxis and collective cell movement; adhesion/deadhesion during migration; the relationship between cell migration and metastasis; and a review/overview of general signaling principles and embryonic development of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.

Bi 182. Gene Regulation Systems and the Control of Embryonic Development

6 units (2-0-4); second term
Given in alternate years
Prerequisites: Bi 8 and at least one of the following: Bi 111, Bi 114, or Bi 122 (or equivalents)
Instructors: Davidson, Stathopoulos

This course will cover the principles of developmental gene regulation in animals with emphasis on causal mechanism; theory, solution, and explanatory power of gene regulatory networks and how they are directly encoded in the genome; regulatory mechanisms underlying embryonic and postembryonic processes of development. Specific examples will be drawn mainly from sea urchin and Drosophila, but comparative treatment of other modes of development will be included.

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