Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology (2016)

Module: 1
Sponsoring Program: BMS
Administrator: Demian Sainz

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

Additional Course Director(s): None
Room Number: TBA
Campus: Parnassus
Schedule: March 28-April 15;  MTThF 3:00 PM-5:00 PM (no class on Wednesdays; some sessions will be canceled)
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.