Advanced Genetics

To see the course schedule and access documents, please click on the Spring 2018 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/Thursday from 1:30-3:00
      •  Room 4001B of the McKinley Research (Couch) Building.
      • First day of class is January 16
      • Last day of class is April 12.
    • additional meetings are either discussion group (days vary) or Special Topics lectures (Monday)
      • Special Topics Lectures:
        • Mondays 12 – 1pm
        • 4001B McKinley Research Building.
      • Discussion Group
        • similar to those for MCB and Nucleic Acids or a Special Topics Lecture.
        • The time and place for the individual discussion groups vary; TBD the second week of class.
        • See Discussion Group tab for your placement
  • TA office hours:
    • Tuesdays after class
      • your 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 28th.
    • Abstracts and Specific Aims due March 19.
    • Complete proposal due by 12:00 NOON on Monday, April 30.
    • Study Sections will be held on May 7, 8 & 9 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 2018 tab in the upper right corner of this site.
  • If you have difficulty accessing any links or find errors, please contact Kayla Nygaard at nygaardk@wustl.edu
  • Please refer to updated schedules for problem set due dates. (Spring 2018 tab)