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Molecular Genetics & Genomics 2022-23

Genetics is the study of the information system underlying biological systems and how it is transmitted across generations. Genomics is the analysis and manipulation of whole genomes of genetic information. Discoveries in these areas help elucidate the basis for living systems, and can identify the causes and potential cures for human disease.

Through this concentration, students will gain a detailed understanding of how cells encode, express, and pass on genetic information. The classes for this concentration use primary research sources to cover such cutting-edge topics as epigenetics (chromatin modification and its consequences), non-coding RNA (RNAi and micro RNAs), and application of molecular biology in biomedical research.



Any three of the following courses:

Concentration Checklists

2022-23 Molecular Genetics & Genomics Concentration Checklist


2022-23 Course Offerings for this Concentration*

Course #

Course Title




BIOL_SCI 341-0 Population Genetics Joseph Walsh
BIOL_SCI 378-0 Functional Genomics Eric Weiss
BIOL_SCI 390-0 Advanced Molecular Biology Xioazhong Alec Wang
BIOL_SCI 391-0 Developmental Biology Shelby Blythe
BIOL_SCI 393-0 Human Genomics Robert Holmgren
BIOL_SCI 395-0 Molecular Genetics Jennifer Brace

*Course schedule considered tentative until published in Caesar

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