Stem Cells, Cloning, Regenerative Medicine: Changing the Face of Biology
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|June 24, 2013 - July 12, 2013||3||M-F 9A-11:50A||Waitlisted||Kenneth Uhnak||10105|
This lecture/laboratory course will introduce students to basic stem cell theory and laboratory techniques. Topics covered in lecture will include embryonic and adult stem cells, cloning techniques (both reproductive and therapeutic), as well as an overview of model systems used to study stem cells in plants and invertebrates. The stem cell's place in the future of regenerative medicine will be addressed. The concluding lecture will examine the possible role of the stem cell in the evolution of multicellularity, and "Stem Cells: Ethical Concerns".
Laboratory sessions will provide hands-on experience in cell and tissue culture. By utilizing various species of carnivorous plants as model systems, students will learn proper sterile technique for the initiation of primary cultures and successful tissue subculturing. Tissue regeneration will be explored by employing planaria as regeneration subjects. Using these materials, organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis will be explored. Students will leave the course with cultures of carnivorous plant material for future observation and experimentation.
It is strongly recommended that applicants successfully complete a basic course in high school biology prior to enrolling in this course. Anatomy and physiology helpful, but not necessary.
*Please note: This course has a Supplemental Fee of $300.00.