Genetics Courses






Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and General Biology Lab 01:119:117 or 01:119:102

Methods of molecular biology are highly recommended. Statistics is also highly recommended.

 Course Description

Using molecular and mouse genetics (genetically modified mice) in research on behavior, memory, and neuron function with an emphasis on the contemporary methods and new discoveries in neuroscience.

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Course Learning Goals

Know the terms, concepts and theories in Behavioral and Neural Genetics. Integrate the material from multiple courses and research. Critically analyze published research articles.

 Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Every student is expected to present  (being in the group of 4-6 people) an original published research paper and regularly participate in discussion during every class.  They are expected to keep a daily journal detailing their understanding of the readings. Discussions of papers and active participation in classis required for a good grade and counts 20% of the final grade. There are four exams with no final exam. Each exam counts for another 20% of the final grade. 

Course Materials

1. Principles of Neural Science, by Kandel, et al. Fifth Edition (2013), (ISBN 978-0-07-139011-8) – Recommended

2. Original research articles posted on Sakai website material - Required.

Course Closed?

If this course is closed or you require a special permission number, please add your name to the wait list by using the following link: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2018 Courses . If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kathleen McDonald in the Genetics Undergraduate Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gleb P. Shumyatsky
Life Sciences Building 322, Busch Campus
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.



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