Genetics 390: Experimental Approaches in Genetic Analysis (bootcamp course)

1. Genetics 390: Experimental Approaches in Genetic Analysis

Course Dates: January 5 – January 13

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide a survey of major topics and themes in genetics and genetic analysis in conjunction with exposure to a variety of experimental techniques, technologies, and model systems. Building on fundamental principles learned in Genetics 201, students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in using genetic approaches to address biologically relevant questions in a variety of experimental systems, such as Drosophila, yeast, C. elegans, and humans.  The course will combine lectures and hands-on laboratory activities emphasizing experimental methods, hypothesis generation and testing, and data analysis.

Students will be graded on a pass/fail basis. In order to earn a passing grade and receive credit for this course, students must attend and arrive prepared for every course session. Students must also complete daily evaluations of course activities and a final overall course evaluation.

Course Schedule:
Thursday, January 5th – Hochschild Lab
Friday, January 6th – MacArthur Lab
Saturday, January 7th – Morton Lab
Monday, January 9th – Warman Lab
Tuesday, January 10th – Vidal Lab
Wednesday, January 11th – Zon Lab
Thursday, January 12th – Kennedy Lab
Friday, January 13th – DePace Lab 

Note: Limited to 8 students. Priority will be given to G1 graduate students.
Prerequisite: Students must also enroll in, or have taken Genetics 201.
Contact Emily Gleason (emily_gleason@fas.harvard.edu) with questions. 

Preregistration will open on November 1st, 2016.