Genetics & Genomics

  • GMS GE 701: Principles of Genetics and Genomics
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course will serve as a foundation for understanding the heritable basis of numerous biological traits, the relationships among genes, and the regulation of their expression. Focus on the ability to use genetic systems to probe these problems, and therefore will heavily explore the experimental aspects of these investigations. Includes discussion of the impact of the genome sequences' availability on the practice of modern science. Use of case study approach to investigate the rich variety of scientific insights gained through genetic studies of aging, addiction, obesity, and others. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS GE 703: Genetics and Genomics Colloquium I
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    The Genetics and Genomics Colloquium will be a highly participatory journal club where the students will be asked to give presentations on cutting edge research with the focus on communication skills rather than scientific content. This approach will allow students to become more comfortable with public speaking while developing the skills necessary for effective communication of scientific ideas. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS GE 704: MTM colloquium
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course is a highly participatory journal club and work in progress series where students will be asked to give presentations on cutting edge research with a focus on communication skills in addition to delivering scientific content. All first-year students in MTM will prepare presentations for the journal club on a rotating basis. More advanced students will deliver work in progress seminars. In addition to these sessions in class, students will spend additional hours attending practice sessions of their classmates or their own practice sessions with faculty or students. Students will receive critical feedback after each presentation from the program director and MTM faculty who attend each week. Fall and Spring sem. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS GE 901: Research in Genetics and Genomics
    Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.