If you are still thinking about courses in the fall semester, a special topics course on stem cells (BIOL3700) is offered in fall 2018. The course will be suitable for students who have successfully completed at least one biology course, including students from freshman to junior year. The difficulty will be at a 2000 level class, although the course number is BIOL3700
When: M, W, F (10:10 – 11:00 am), 2 credits (A-F or S/N), September 5th to October 26th (half semester)
Where: 2-122 Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), Minneapolis Campus
Instructor: Yasu Kawakami, Ph.D. ( ), Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Stem cells are one of the rapidly growing topics in biology. Research into stem cells ranges from basic biology, regeneration, clinical applications to ethics. In this course, you will learn the general features of embryonic, artificial or adult-tissue stem cells: how they contribute to tissue regeneration, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available, what the public considers stem cell research and why. By the end of this course, you will have deeper insights into stem cells.