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120.862.01 Special Topics in Biochemistry: Genetic Approaches to the Study of Stem Cell Biology


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2nd term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  1:00 - 1:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Daniela Drummond-Barbosa
Course Instructor:

This course is intended to expose students to cutting edge topics in Stem Cell Biology through faculty led discussions of primary literature covering major classic and current advances using the Drosophila and Caenorhabditis elegans model organisms. Each discussion will focus on one primary research paper, and critical thinking and evaluative assessment of the literature will be emphasized. Students will be required to read assigned papers and prepare a one page written critique prior to each discussion, and to actively participate in the discussion.

Methods of Assessment:

The grade will be based 50% on written critiques and 50% on participation in classroom discussion.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Students not associated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology must obtain consent from Sharon Warner to register for this course.

For consent, contact: