BIOL 125. The Cellular Basis of Embryonic Development and Cancer

Through discussion of the primary literature and independent experimental studies, students will investigate  how precisely coordinated cellular processes promote the formation of embryos.  We will also explore how disruptions in these processes promote cancerous cell behaviors.  Potential topics include - cell migration and metastasis, the role of matrix adhesion in regulating embryonic and stem cell proliferation and the ability of cells to interpret their environment using dynamic internal structures.  
Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following: BIOL 010, 014, 019, 024, or 025 or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Lab required.
2 credits.
Spring 2018. Davidson.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
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