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BIOL 4890 Investigations in Cellular Re-Programming (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Induced pluripotent stem cells, IPSCs, are cells that can be generated from adult cells such as skin fibroblasts. Once generated, iPSC’s can be directed to differentiate into any cell and offer exciting models for disease research. This laboratory course will teach students the techniques used to reprogram adult murine fibroblasts into pluripotent stem cells and their subsequent differentiation into cardiac and neuronal lineages. Resulting cell lines will be characterized using molecular and cell biology techniques and students will work to create novel cellular disease models to progress particular disease research.


Prerequisites: BIOL2040.

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Comments: This will be an advanced lab course for Biology and Biochemistry students. The course will be graded.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17