Molecular Cell Biology of Neural Stem CellsEnrollment:
Examines the basic mechanisms used by stem cells to form differentiated cells. Students analyze the localization and function of Myosin family genes/proteins in the context of asymmetrically dividing neural stem cells using Drosophilla genetics, molecular biology and cell biology techniques. Offers opportunities for follow-up experiments based on initial observations. Prerequisite: BIOL 355.