iDB Nanocourse: Developmental Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change (offered in 2009, 2014)

Instructors: Arkhat Abzhanov, Elena Kramer, Cassandra Extavour, Terence Capellini

Are you curious about the old-new science of Evo-Devo? Do you wonder how a combination of two disciplines, evolutionary biology and developmental biology, can contribute to understanding the laws of Nature? This course will look at the way the mechanisms of development have been influenced by evolutionary forces and how understanding developmental genetics can help us understand evolutionary concepts. BBS nanocourses are intensive introductions to specific topics consisting of one three-hour lecture and a three-hour discussion one week later.

Download the course announcement for this nanocourse as it was offered in 2009.

Nanocourses at the Harvard Medical School change every year. See complete current nanocourse schedule.