Current Topics in Human and Mammalian Genetics

Washington University of St. Louis

Course Master: Dr. Marwan Shinawi


Teaching Assistant: Jian Ryou


Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm – 5pm


This graduate-level course provides an overview of concepts in mammalian molecular genetics especially as it pertains to human diseases. Guest lecturers will give a seminar on his or her topic of research and assign a relevant paper for discussion. Students should read the assigned paper prior to each lecture and contribute to the discussion. This is a required first-year course in the Human and Statistical Genetics Ph.D. program.


No textbook is required. Strachan and Reed’s Human Molecular Genetics is a useful reference.

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