Investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development covering topics such as fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, axis specification, and organogenesis via analysis of classical and modern experiments. Laboratory emphasizes direct experimental manipulations of early embryos including student-designed research projects.
BIO 111/113. BIO 201 or 208/238 recommended. Not open to students with credit for BIO 336. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A.