BIOL 0305

Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology
Have you ever wondered how an embryo develops from a simple fertilized egg to a complex adult? This course explores this question, examining the preparation and initiation of development (gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavages, and gastrulation), the formation of embryonic structure (morphogenesis), the creation of embryonic pattern (pattern formation), and the control of gene expression during embryogenesis. In a semester when a laboratory section is offered, students will design and carry out experiments at the cutting edge of developmental biology, incorporating modern cellular, molecular, and genetic techniques with classical embryological approaches. Fundamental mysteries of development will be investigated in model organisms that best illustrate each process. This course does not have a lab associated with it every semester. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect./4 hrs. lab
Natural Sciences
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Spring 2025

BIOL0305A-S25 Lecture

Fall 2024

BIOL0305A-F24 Lecture (Combelles)

Spring 2024

BIOL0305A-S24 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305B-S24 Lecture (Combelles)

Spring 2022

BIOL0305A-S22 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-S22 Lab (Combelles)

Spring 2021

BIOL0305A-S21 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-S21 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2019

BIOL0305A-F19 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F19 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2018

BIOL0305A-F18 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F18 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2017

BIOL0305A-F17 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F17 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2016

BIOL0305A-F16 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F16 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2014

BIOL0305A-F14 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F14 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2013

BIOL0305A-F13 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F13 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2012

BIOL0305A-F12 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F12 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2010

BIOL0305A-F10 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F10 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2009

BIOL0305A-F09 Lecture (Wilkerson)

Fall 2007

BIOL0305A-F07 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F07 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2006

BIOL0305A-F06 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F06 Lab (Combelles)

Fall 2005

BIOL0305A-F05 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F05 Discussion (Combelles)

Fall 2004

BIOL0305A-F04 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F04 Discussion (Combelles)

Spring 2004

BIOL0305A-S04 Lecture (Kavaler)