BME 6501

BME 6501

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course is in two modules. The first module (1 credit) identifies fundamental biophysical mechanisms and systems engineering of early embryonic development (cleavage, gastrulation) and axis patterning. The second module (2 credits) extends these fundamentals to fetal maturation of several major organ systems, including lung, heart, vascular, and bone from an engineer's perspective (evolutionary conservation, major signaling pathways involved, etc). We further identify relationships between developmental biology and postnatal diseases, as well as explore developmental biology-based approaches for regenerative medicine (directed stem cell differentiation, mechanical conditioning, matrix based differentiation, etc.). Material is drawn largely from primary literature. Students have regular manuscript reviews, two midterms, and a final project analyzing the natural engineering of a different organ system.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: VTBMS 6501

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 18578BME 6501  LEC 001