Course TitleMOLECULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY w/LAB
DescriptionThe Molecular and Developmental Biology course covers cellular, molecular, biochemical and genetic events with a greater emphasis on mechanisms related to development: how a single cell develops into a complex and well-structured multicellular organism. This course is established to introduce students to theories and proposed tools of the developmental process in several model organisms such as C. elegans, Drosophila, Zebrafish, and plant species. Emphasis will be given to the developmental process relevant to human development, regenerative medicine, health, and disease. Molecules regulating differentiation, morphogenesis, and growth, expression of gene regulation during the developmental process, cellular signaling, cell lineage, the role of stem cells in human development and potential for treating disease will be studied. Laboratory experiment focuses on early development of some of the model organisms employing latest and broad range of molecular and genetic methodologies related to DNA, RNA, micro-RNA, non-coding RNA processing, RNA surveillance pathways, alternative splicing, DNA/RNA- protein complexes. Lab techniques include CRISPR/Cas9 system, Real time-PCR, western blot, nucleic acid fragment analysis, deep sequencing, and transcriptome analysis. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Lab: 3 hours per week. Total: 4 credits. Prerequisites: BI 120, CH 120.
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(Assistance May be available) 1. Video Conferencing Platform (Remotely taught courses only) 2. Learning Management System (LMS) Requirements 3. Technology Requirements
SemesterFall 2021
ClassBI 246-002
Class No1938
Class TitleMOLECULAR & DEV BIOL w/LAB
InstructorSingh,Nirmal
EmailPlease see faculty/staff directory
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High speed internet access 
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