Genetics (BIOL 2416)

Instructor: Brian Mahon

I am teaching two sections of this course at the West Houston Institute this Fall 2018, located on the Alief - Hayes Road Campus.

This course has a high degree of Active Learning and Team-based content and requires participation in both Classroom and Laboratory activities.

In addition to lecture topics in transmission and molecular genetics as well as population and medical genetics. We will develop our math and statistical skills for analyizing genetic data. We will also be conducting Labs with fruit flies, extracting DNA from organisms, using microscopes to view chromosomes and other lab techniques. We will utilize the Polymerase Chain Reaction technique to either detect Genetic Modifications in food products (GMO) or Forensic Crime Scene analysis, we will also genetically modify bacteria and other fascinating activities in the Lab.

I hope you will join us this Fall, Dr. Mahon

We are using the textbook Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, 6th ed. by Pierce published by Macmillan and is available at the bookstore as a three-hole punched loose leaf with access to the online Sapling system. You can also get e-book access with purchase of access to Sapling online if you don't want a printed book. NOTE: We are not using the Sapling system this Fall.


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Female cheek cell with Barr Body (inactive X)