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BIOL 5070 Current Research in Evolutionary Development (Fall: 2 )


Course Description

How are developmental processes modified to effect changes in animal form and function? What are the developmental and molecular constraints on evolutionary processes? Where does evolutionary novelty originate? How can an understanding of evolutionary development profoundly inform biomedical questions? This course will introduce students to the concepts, methods and tools currently used in the emerging field of Evolutionary Development (“Evo Devo”). Through in-depth reading of primary literature, presentation and discussion, the course will introduce some of the work being done in this interdisciplinary field of research.


Instructor(s): Sarah McMenamin

Prerequisites: BIOL2000 and BIOL2010; Additional course work in molecular cell biology or genetics; BIOL4320 is recommended.

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-17