Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
485 McCormick RdCharlottesville, 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
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.
New course in the subject of biology.
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
A weekly conference in which students present reports covering various aspects of development. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Seminars for graduate students across life science departments that cover integrative research topics, professional skills, and career planning and preparation.
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.