DSCB 270-Biomed Sci 270 Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology

Module: 1
Sponsoring Program: BMS
Administrator: Ned Molyneaux

Course Number: DSCB 270/Biomed Sci 270
Course Name: Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: Matt Springer

Additional Course Director(s):
Room Number: U-506 for 3/30, 4/2, 4/3, 4/6, 4/9, 4/13;
N-423 for 4/7, 4/10, 4/17;
N-721 for 4/14
Campus: Parnassus
Schedule: 3/30, 4/2, 4/3, 4/6, 4/7, 4/9, 4/10, 4/13, 4/14, 4/17; varies; 3:00-5:00
Prerequisites: none
Maximum Class Size: 12

Course Description: This minicourse will focus on the different forms of blood vessel growth and function. Concepts to be explored in depth will include basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis and arteriogenesis (developmental biology that occurs even in the adult), sprouting angiogenesis vs. cell-based vasculogenesis (including the controversy of whether endothelial progenitor cells are actually endothelial progenitor cells), potential for angiogenic therapy and why it has been so slow to become a reality, tumor vasculature and issues of anti-angiogenesis, atherosclerosis, endothelial vasodilatory function, and bioengineered blood vessels.