In this class we will discuss three topics: the recent findings on adult and embryonic stem cell classes and their niches, on epigenetic control of stem cells and stem cells in human disease.
After this class, the students should have a solid foundation on stem cell biology, epigenetic analysis and regulation of stem cells and human diseases connected to stem cell biology.
Course materials and/or textbooks:
The course will go through recent seminal papers on stem cell biology.
Course requirements, examinations and grading:
The student will develop a stem cell research proposal at the end of the quarter with the help of a chosen faculty member, write one page abstract on the idea and present the proposal to the class.
50% participation including discussions on the papers
50% final project and presentation
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