7.72 Stem Cells, Regeneration, and Development


Class Info

Topics include diverse stem cells, such as muscle, intestine, skin, hair and hematopoietic stem cells, as well as pluripotent stem cells. Topics address cell polarity and cell fate; positional information and patterning of development and regeneration; limb, heart and whole body regeneration; stem cell renewal; progenitor cells in development; responses to wounding; and applications of stem cells in development of therapies. Discussions of papers supplement lectures.

This class has no prerequisites.

7.72 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by R. Hynes and P. Reddien.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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