What are genes? How do they work? How are they passed on? This course will provide an introduction to modes of inheritance as well as to genes, their structure, and their regulation. Topics discussed in this class will include, but are not limited to, the molecular structure of DNA and RNA, Mendelian inheritance, molecular properties of genes, and the regulation of gene expression. The laboratory portion of this course will provide hands-on experience with genome-wide genetic screening, highlighting the increasing importance of bioinformatics in the post-genome sequence era.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites:Prior college level biology coursework, preferably Introduction to Cell Biology, and permission of instructor.
Corequisites: Students must also be enrolled in the accompanying laboratory, which will be held on Wednesday mornings 8:30AM-12:00PM.
Course Level: 4000-level
T/F 8:30AM-10:20AM; W 8:30AM-12:00PM (Lab) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Biology , Fully In-Person