MCDB 4615 - Biology of Stem Cells Course uri icon



  • Stem cells have received considerable notice in both the scientific and social arena. Examines the stem cell concept by a critical examination of the primary scientific literature. Topics will include pluripotency and plasticity, environment, technology, self-renewal, transdifferentiation, molecular signature, epigenetic programming and stem cell versus cancer cell. Fulfills MCDB scientific reasoning requirement. Recommended prerequisite: MCDB 3135 or MCDB 3145 or instructor consent required. Same as MCDB 5615.


  • Olwin, Brad  
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
  • Yi, Rui  
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019