SEM:DEVELOPMENTL-REGENERATN

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
323
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course.: “I’d give my right arm to know the secret of regeneration.”  A quote by Oscar E. Schotté (1950) that captures the fascination science has had with the remarkable ability of some organisms to rebuild themselves. Why can some worms and salamanders regrow whole body parts, yet mammals have very restricted regenerative capabilities? This seminar explores the developmental mechanisms known to enable regeneration in some species, and delves into the possibility of whether we can harness these mechanisms to foster regeneration in humans. Course materials use primary research literature as a springboard to hold videoconferences with the researchers who conducted the work. Students create a documentary movie focused as different aspects of regeneration. Prerequisites: BIO 132 (formally 150) and at least one upper-level BIO course. BIO 202, 230, and 302 are recommended.  May not be repeated for credit. Enrollment limited to 12.
Comments: 
Topic: Regeneration. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
41929-S17

Course Sections

SEM:DEVELOPMENTL-REGENERATN
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Michael Barresi mbarresi@smith.edu T 01:00-04:00 NEILSN CMP C/07