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Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Reproduction

East Baltimore
3rd term
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
William Wright

An undergraduate or graduate level course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or other relevant area of biology.


Addresses current research in the cellular and molecular biology of fundamental reproductive processes. Includes topics, which may vary year-to-year based on current issues in the scientific literature: synthesis and actions of hormones, gametogenesis, fertilization and activation of development, embryogenesis, sex determination, pathologies of the reproductive tracts, developmental origins of reproductive health and disease, contraception, and infertility.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie a number of reproductive processes
  2. Describe the organs, cells, molecules, and regulatory pathways involved in reproductive processes
  3. Identify the hypotheses tested in scientific papers and the strengths and limitations of experimental methods used to test the hypotheses
  4. Critically evaluate data described in scientific papers and integrate data from multiple papers into coherent theories about the regulation of complex biological processes
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 100% Exam(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required