BIO395: Genetics

Course Description

Principles and applications of Mendelian genetics and non-Mendelian genetics in a variety of model organisms; theory and methodology of genetic mapping, mutation screens, epistasis and regulatory networks, reverse genetics, sequencing strategies and technologies, comparative genomics, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq; emphasis on understanding classical and modern genetics as well as the function of complex genomes, transposons, genome-wide expression, epigenetic mechanisms, X-inactivation, imprinting, RNA interference, microRNAs, genome duplication and evolution, hybrid vigor, and biotechnology and bioethics.


An undergraduate course in General Genetics or Molecular Biology