2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 3401 Developmental Biology

How does a single fertilized egg become a sophisticated multicellular organism, such as a person? In Developmental Biology (Dev Bio), we'll examine in molecular and cellular detail the amazing processes of change that organisms undergo during their maturation. Starting with the starting point of many life forms, the embryo, we will investigate a variety of topics, including the roles hormones and other molecules play, the differentiation of cells to take on specific functions, and the formation of body structures, such as limbs and organs. After covering a range of foundational concepts, we will be well-equipped to discuss how environmental and behavioral factors affect the development of organism, topics of particular relevance to contemporary society.




CBIOL 1101 and CPHYS 1308


As needed