Representative Course of Study for a Genetics Trainee

Year 1
Fall  
BIOL 105 Molecular Biology
BIOL200 Proseminar
BIOL 300 Laboratory Rotations
BIOL 305 Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Spring  
BIOL 103 Mechanisms of Cell Function
BIOL 103 Laboratory Rotations
BIOL 305 Molecular Genetics Journal Club
CONT 300b Ethical Practice in Health Related Services
The first half of the qualifying exam must be completed by the end of June. This consists of an original proposition not in the student's chosen area of research.
Year 2
Fall  
BIOL 128 Human Genetics [Alternative - NBIOL 147 Neurogenetics]
BIOL 400 Research
BIOL 305 Molecular Genetics Jounal Club
Spring
BIOL 122 Molecular Genetics [Alternatives - BIOL 123 Population Genetics/Genomics;
BIOL 124 Epigenetics
BIOL 400 Research
BIOL 305 Molecular Genetics Journal Club

Second-year students also are expected to act as teaching assistants in various lecture and laboratory courses.

The second half of the qualifying exam must be completed by the end of January. This consists of a thesis proposal in the form of an NSF-length grant.

Year 3
Fall
BIOL 400 Research
BIOL 305 Molecular Genetics Journal Club
BIOL 316 Genetic Mechanisms Seminar
Spring
BIOL 400 Research
BIOL 305 Molecular Genetics Journal Club
BIOL 316 Genetic Mechanisms Seminar
Year 4 and beyond
BIOL 400 Research
BIOL 305 Molecular Genetics Journal Club
BIOL 316 Genetic Mechanisms Seminar

Relevant additional courses taken by students supported by the Genetics Training Grant are:

BIOL 102 Structural Molecular Biology
BIOL 111 Developmental Biology
BIOL 123 Population Genetics/Genomics
BIOL 124 Epigenetics
BIOL 125 Immunology
BIOL 111 Protein Structure and Disease
BIOL 132 Microbiology
NBIOL 136 Computational Neuroscience
NBIOL 140 Principles of Neuroscience
NBIOL 143 Developmental Neurobiology
NBIOL 146 Neurobiology of Human Disease
NBIOL 147 Neurogenetics
NBIOL 148 Cellular Neuroscience
BIOL 149 Pharmacology
NBIOL 150 Autism & Human Developmental Disorders
BIOL 160 Human Reproductive & Developmental Biology
BIOL 172 Growth Control and Cancer
BIOL 174 Stem Cells
BIOL 175 Advanced Immunology
BCHM 100 Biochemistry
BCHM 101 Enzyme Mechanisms; Mechanisms of Information Transfer
BCHM 170 Bioinformatics
QBIO 120 Quantitative Biology Laboratory

Seminars are offered in both Biology and Biochemistry. These include:

BIOL 316 Genetic Mechanisms
BIOL 320 Current Topics in Drosophilia Molecular Genetics
BIOL 321 Microarray and Proteome Analysis
BCHM 224 RNA World
BCHM 223 Signal Transduction