Courses: Pattern Formation in the Nervous System (BIOLH350D01)

Fall 2013

A fundamental process in the development of the vertebrate nervous system is the partitioning of nervous system into distinct domains of cellular differentiation, for example the brain vs. the spinal cord. This seminar course will explore, through a series of student research article presentations, the molecular processes by which pattern is established in the nervous system and the morphological consequences of improper patterning. Human birth defects and pathologies such as spina bifida and brain tumors will be used as case studies to discuss the role of crucial patterning genes and signaling molecules. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites: Biol 309 or consent.

Fulfills: NA II

Department

Biology (Web site)

Taught By

Michael Grider (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Shrp 412

Meeting Times

TTh 11:30-1:00