The course is designed to teach the basic principles of embryology including, germ layer establishment, body axis determination, induction, determination, competence and differentiation. The class will meet twice a week for 3 hours each. The course will have a lecture component that will describe how an embryo is shaped from a single cell and a laboratory component that will allow students to observe developmental stages and perform classical experiments that were used to demonstrate the basic principles described above. Students are expected to come outside class time to take care of their samples, continue their observations and collect their data, which will take up an extra 3 hours per week.
BIO 151 and 152 with minimum C AND ANIMLSCI 285, BIOCHEM 285 or BIOLOGY 285 with minimum C
Additional fees are associated with this lab.