Biology 441L Vertebrate Embryology Laboratory  Albert Harris    Spring 2018

This is the laboratory course that accompanies Biology 441, Vertebrate Embryology

The laboratory is not required for students taking the lecture course, but students taking
the laboratory should be taking the lecture course concurrently, or have done so previously.

There are four sections, which meet in room 138 Wilson Hall:

Teaching assistants: Lindsay Wickersham and Chris Cunningham

Albert Harris, Office: Room 103 Wilson Hall
Office Hours: 10-12 Monday and Wednesday, or at other times by appointment
e-mail:, phone 991-966-1230


January 24/25Embryology of Sea Urchins
January 31/February 1Gastrulation of Frogs and Salamanders
February 7/8Gastrulation of Birds
February 14/15Shape formation by Pressure, Curvature and Tension
February 21/22Somite Development: How Vertebrate Bodies Create their Segments
February 28 / March 1Dictyostelium: Cell Locomotion, Chemotaxis, Differentiation and Structure Formation
March 7/8Ovaries and Testes
March 21/22 Liesegang Rings: Geometrical Patterns Formed by Chemical Reactions
March 28/29Dissection of Early Chick Embryos
April 4/5 Cancer and Atherosclerosis in Relation to Embryology
April 11/12Begin Tissue Cultures from Chick Embryos
April 18/19Observation of Tissue Cultures