Advanced Genetics

To see the course schedule and access documents, please click on the Spring 2020 tab in the upper right corner of this site.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Bio5491 – Advanced Genetics provides an overview of basic concepts and techniques in genetics and their use in answering fundamental questions in biology. The lectures focus primarily on studies carried out in yeast, C. elegansDrosophila, mouse, and humans to illustrate the power of genetics as an experimental tool.


COURSE FORMAT

  • 2 lectures per week and 1 additional group meeting
    • Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-3:00 pm
      • Room 4001B of the McKinley Research (Couch) Building.
      • First day of class is January 14th
      • Last day of class is April 9th
    • Additional meetings are either discussion sections (Monday) or Special Topics lectures (Wednesday)
      • Special Topics Lectures:
        • Wednesday: 2 meetings for Review (3pm) and Research Proposal overview
        • 4001B McKinley Research Building.
      • Discussion section
        • Time and Place: click on the discussion group tab in the upper right corner of this site
        • The section will either involve a small group discussion on a specific paper in separate rooms or be a special topic lecture in the Couch Biomedical Research Building.
        • Similar to those for MCB and Nucleic Acids or a Special Topics Lecture.
        • The place for the individual discussion groups vary; TBD the second week of class.
        • See Discussion Group tab for your placement
  • TA office hours:
    • Thurs after class
      • TA will be available for questions on homework or course material.
    • Alternate office hours times TBD.
  • Major Project
    • Write an NIH style postdoctoral fellowship proposal.
    • Topic due Feb 26th.
    • Abstracts and Specific Aims due March 16th.
    • Complete proposal due by 12:00 NOON on Monday, April 27th.
    • Study Sections will be held on May 4, 5 & 6 from 1:00-5:00 pm.
      • Each student is required to attend their one assigned study section.
      • Each student will be given two proposals for their Study Section and is required to read and provide a written and oral critique of both proposals at the Study Section.

SCHEDULE

  • To see the course schedule and access documents, please click on the Spring 2020 tab in the upper right corner of this site.
  • If you have difficulty accessing any links or find errors, please contact Sadie VanHorn at s.m.vanhorn@wustl.edu or Xue (Snow) Yang at xueyang@wustl.edu
  • Please refer to updated schedules for problem set due dates. (Spring 2020 tab)