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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Development and Evolution: Introduction - Prof. Hazel Sive

2 Development and Evolution: Introduction (cont.), Dorsoventral Axis - Prof. Hazel Sive

3 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Vertebrate Development I

4 Dorsoventral Axis (II), Anteroposterior Axis - Prof. Hazel Sive

5 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Vertebrate Development II Self quiz due
6 Nervous System: Background Descriptive, Morphogenesis - Prof. Martha Constantine-Paton

7 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Nervous System I

8 Embryonic Left-Right Asymmetry: A Fundamental Problem of Patterning Bearing on Cell, Developmental, and Evolutionary Biology - Guest Lecturer: Dr. Michael Levin, The Forsyth Institute and Harvard School of Dental Medicine

9 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Left/Right Axis Exam 1 due one day after Ses #9
10 Neural Development: Patterning Cell Types in the Spinal Cord - Prof. Martha Constantine-Paton

11 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Nervous System II

12 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Nervous System III

13 Organogenesis - Guest Lecturer: Dr. Thomas M. Schultheiss, Harvard Medical School

14 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Organogenesis

15 Finding a Morphogen Gradient Using Forward Genetics: Dorsal-ventral Patterning by BMPs in Drosophila Embryos - Guest lecturer: Dr. Laurel Raftery, MGH/Harvard Medical School Exam 2 due
16 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Drosophila

17 Morphogenesis: Building 3D Structure - Prof. Hazel Sive

18 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Morphogenesis

19 Stem Cells: Units of Development and Regeneration - Guest lecturer: Dr. Fernando D. Camargo, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

20 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Stem Cells

21 Student Led Discussion Presentation: C. elegans

22 Cloning and Epigenetics - Prof. Hazel Sive Synthesis assignment due
23 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Epigenesis and Cloning

24 Student Led Discussion Presentation: Human Development Graduate students: final papers due

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