This page gives a summary of courses I teach and updates for course material. Links will be provided in some cases to course material and syllabi.
Biol 300: Principles of Genetics
This course provides a broad overview classical Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics. The course covers the biological basis of heredity using modern and classical concepts based on the structure, function and organization of the genetic material, and based on the processes shaping patterns of genetic variation in natural populations. Prerequisites: BIOL 190; BIOL 191.
Biol 792: Introduction to computational tools for (genomic) biology
Reseach in the biological sciences is increasingly utilizing very large data sets for which spreadsheets and graphical user interface statistical software packages are useless. This course is designed to introduce graduate students to computational tools for moedern biology (especially genetics and genomics) and to enable them to efficiently handle large scale data of any type. This is a hands on course where students will learn to work in the Unix environment and to perform basic Perl programming for efficient manipulation and analysis of large data sets. Projects will focus on analysis of data collected for graduate student research projects as well as population genomic data sets generated in my lab. The goal of the course is for students unfamiliar with basic computational tools to become enabled to work with big data, and to find motivation to continue to develop expertise.
Course website: under construction