Ariel Pani

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Dissecting the cell-biological foundations of developmental cell signaling in a living animal
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science
July 15, 2021 – May 31, 2026
BIOL 4014: Cellular Origins of Animal Diversity
Credits: 3
Animals are incredibly diverse, but they all evolved from the same single-celled ancestor that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. This course takes a cell-biological approach to explore key questions in animal evolution such as the origins of multicellularity and differentiation. Students will gain a cutting-edge perspective on current research that integrates cell, developmental, and evolutionary biology to explore animal origins.
BIOL 4559: New Course in Biology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8010: Colloquium in Developmental Biology
Credits: 2
A weekly conference in which students present reports covering various aspects of development. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GSCI 8500: Seminar for Life Science Graduate Students
Credits: 1–3
Seminars for graduate students across life science departments that cover integrative research topics, professional skills, and career planning and preparation.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.