Teaching

I teach a variety of courses in our biology curriculum related to genetics and molecular biology. Looking forward, I will typically teach BIO1020 General Biology I, BIO3110 Genetics, and BIO3590 Junior Seminar in Biology in the fall term, and BIO3055 Molecular Biology and BIO4110 Advanced Genetics and Genomics in the winter term alongside a stint in the sophomore Honors Seminar course. In term 3, I alternate teaching two non-biology majors' courses, BIO1953 Genetics and Society and BIO1959 Human Genetics and the Human Genome.

For the 2017-2018 school year:
Term I: BIO1020 General Biology I lecture, BIO3110 Genetics (lecture and labs), and BIO3590 Junior Seminar in Biology
Term II: BIO3055 Molecular Biology and BIO4110 Advanced Genetics and Genomics
Term III: BIO1959 Human Genetics and the Human Genome (Honors course for non-biology majors)

BIO1020 General Biology I is our introductory biology course for freshmen, which includes both lecture and laboratory instruction. BIO3110 Genetics
(lecture and laboratory) is required for Biology and Biochemistry majors, and is recommended for all juniors and strong sophomores (especially those who are pre-med). Those wishing to delve deeper into genetic and molecular biological phenomena, particularly related to DNA sequencing and biotechnology, should additionally take BIO4110 Advanced Genetics and Genomics as juniors or seniors during the winter term following completion of BIO3110. BIO3055 Molecular Biology is recommended for junior and senior Biology and Biochemistry majors, and focuses on the intersection between molecular genetics and biochemistry, with an emphasis on molecular laboratory techniques, such as PCR and ELISA, which are often used in clinical diagnostics. Clinical Lab Sciences (CLS) majors are also encouraged to take Molecular Biology.

BIO1959 Human Genetics and the Human Genome is a 6-credit term 3 course requiring enrollment in the Honors Program (or my permission). The course involves lectures and laboratory exercises and covers a wide range of topics relating to human biology, basic genetics, genetic engineering, The Human Genome Project, and personalized medicine, tying together scientific findings with ethical, social, and legal considerations.

If you have any questions about these courses, feel free to email me!
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BIO1020 General Biology I  
BIO1953 Genetics and Society  
BIO1959 Human Genetics and the Human Genome  
BIO2015.05 Research in Biology  
BIO3055 Molecular Biology  
BIO3110 Genetics  
BIO3590 Junior Seminar in Biology  
BIO4015.05 Research in Biology  
BIO4110 Advanced Genetics and Genomics  
HNR2000 Honors Seminar  
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