CONJ 542: Cell Biology of Development
The course will focus on four topics that reveal how molecular processes within individual cells are coordinated across tissues to build structures. The instructors will introduce each topic through an explanatory lecture and then devote four sessions to the discussion of key papers in the field. The topics are:
Offered in even numbered years.
- How cytoskeletal and motor proteins create tensile forces that change cell shapes and
alter tissue structures
- How apical-basal polarity within cells contributes to the establishment and maintenance
of tissue architecture
- How differential adhesion facilitates construction of tissue types and the movement of
cells within and through tissue layers
- How these cell biological characteristics combine to influence tissue morphogenesis
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the most accurate information on Instructor, Quarter,
Location, and Time.
- Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging