7.72 Principles and Frontiers of Developmental Biology


Class Info

Covers fundamental principles and frontiers of animal development. Focuses on molecular mechanisms, experimental approaches, evolutionary context, human disorders, and topics of societal importance. Compares vertebrate (mouse, chick, frog, fish) and invertebrate (fly, worm) models. Modules include patterning and asymmetry of the body plan, cell type determination and diversity, organogenesis, morphogenesis, maternal control, organismal growth, stem cells, tissue engineering, and issues in human development.

This class has no prerequisites.

7.72 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by .

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

You can find more information at the MIT Department of Biology: 7.72 Graduate Development and Evolution site.

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