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Stem Cells

The course entitled “Stem Cells” will provide a comprehensive overview on this intriguing and highly debated topic. The course will focus on the biology of stem cells and their role in health and disease with emphasis on development, carcinogenesis and tissue engineering. Lectures on various aspects of stem cells from renowned experts will cover both embryonic and adult stem cells. Specific lectures will include stems cells in the blood, liver, brain, muscle, kidney, pancreas, prostate, lung, gut, skin and eye. Students will also be educated on therapeutic cloning as well as bio-ethical issues and existing laws governing stem cell research. Letter grades will be based on midterm and final exams as well as on the attendance in the lectures. Fall semesters.

Instructor(s): Satdarshan P. Monga

Credits: 3