BIOL 013. Stem Cell Biology


Undifferentiated stem cells divide and differentiate throughout development to produce the specialized cell types found in multi-cellular organisms.  Stem cells also play critical roles in tissue regeneration.  In this course, the molecular and cellular properties of embryonic and adult stem cells and their potential therapeutic properties will be examined.  Laboratory projects will include the evolution of stem cell systems, pluripotency during embryonic development, growth, regeneration, and reproduction.  
Prerequisite: BIOL 001 and 002 or permission of instructor.  
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Lab required.
1 credit.
Spring 2021. DuBuc.
Catalog chapter: Biology
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/biology


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