The course will focus on the role of morphogen signalling pathways in regulating cell fate determination and patterning during development. The emphasis will be on mammalian models. Topics to be covered will include an overview of famous morphogen pathways and how they regulate gastrulation, heart and kidney development, cell and tissue polarity and pluripotency and cell fate decisions in stem cells.
Coordinator: Dr. Jeff Wrana
Dates: November - December, 2018
Enrollment: Class size is limited to 10 students