Undergraduate Courses

BIOL 344 – Embryology.  4 credits – Spring semester.

Introduction to general and comparative embryology; molecular and cellular mechanisms of development; genetics and early development of selected invertebrates (C. elegans, Drosophila and sea urchin) and emphasis on vertebrates (frog, fish, chick and mouse).

Prerequisite: BIOL 213 or GENE 302.

Graduate Courses

BIOL 611 – Molecular Biology of Differentiation and Development.

3 credits – Fall semester.

Cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms of embryonic development discovered through genetic studies in model organisms including zebrafish, mouse, Drosophila, C. elegans, and Arabidopsis.  Evolution of developmental mechanisms (Evo-Devo) is also discussed.  Cross-listed with NRSC 611.

BIOL 689 – Seminars in Developmental Genetics (Journal Club).

1 credit – Fall and spring semesters.