Bio 5924: Molecular Basis of Heredity Course Master: Sarah Elgin Instructors: Drs. Sarah Elgin, Chris Shaffer, April Bednarski, Phyllis Balcerzak; Andrea Holmes, Wilson Leung Guest lecturers: Drs. Martin Israel (Physics), Jeremy Buhler (Computer Science & Engineering), Barak Cohen (Genetics), Tim Ley (Internal Medicine), Jeff Gordon (Developmental Biology), and Robi Mitra (Genetics) Teaching Assistants: Taylor Cordonnier, Matthew Dothager, Stephen McDaniel, Andrew Nylander, Priya Srikanth A fundamental exploration of genetics concepts and applications from Mendel up through current applications of genetics and genomics. This applications-intensive course will encourage a deeper understanding of genomes, their organization, regulated read-out, and evolution, through structural analysis, use of DNA technology, and computer application, including use of comparative tools and public data bases. *Labs include Mendelian genetics, DNA transformation, use of BLAST, CLUSTALW, and other computer tools to analyze genes and genomes.