BIOL 416 (Winter)

Genetics of Mammalian Development


Instructor(s):
D. Dufort (Coordinator) MUHC-RI GLEN EMO 3220 (514) 934-1934 x34743 daniel.dufort@mcgill.ca
T. Taketo  
MUHC-RI GLEN EMO 3220
(514) 934-1934 x34197
teruko.taketo@mcgill.ca
& staff      
Workload:
3 credits (3-0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 202, BIOL 300, BIOL 303 or permission.
Content:
This course aims to examine problems, theories, and experimental evidence on several concepts of mammalian developmental processes at molecular to organogenesis levels.  Most topics are in the mouse model system, where various techniques for genetic manipulation are available.

1) Introduction and general overview (1 lecture)

2) Topics (selected from the following)

  • Cell lineage establishment
  • Implantation
  • Body axis establishment
  • Organogenesis
  • Gametogenesis
  • Non-Mendelian gene transmission
Readings:
Selected research articles.
Method:
Each topic (total 4-6 topics) will be covered by an introductory overview by the coordinator (or invited lecturer), presentation of recent articles by students, and research seminars. Students will be encouraged to come up with questions to stimulate the discussion. Students are expected to either present or write a critique on four topics of choice.
Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated on the basis of participation and discussion , presentations, and critiques.

Last update: March 22, 2017


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