BMS 270/DSCB 270 Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology (2017) - CANCELED

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED

Module: 1
Sponsoring Program: BMS
Administrator: Ned Molyneaux

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

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Room Number: TBD
Campus: Parnassus Heights
Schedule: April 3-April 21, 2017; Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 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.