Genomics

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

This minor graduate field is intended to provide both broad and specific training in the rapidly evolving area of genomics.  A series of one-credit modules will be offered that target specific areas relevant to genomics, such as large-scale gene expression analysis, genome modulation, bioinformatics, proteomics, gene/trait mapping, transgenesis, and model organisms. Certain existing courses will qualify towards the minor requirement of two modules. In some cases, one of the two required core courses will be waived in consideration of the applicants experience and major field coursework.

Genomics minor core courses (one required for Minor):

  • BioGD 4000 -- A Genomics approach to studying Life  (Fall)

Genomics one-credit modules (two required for minor)

  • BioGD 6110 -- Genome Maintenance Mechanisms (Fall)
  • BioGD 6120 -- Overview of model genetic organisms (Spring)

Other courses that qualify in lieu of a 1 credit Genomics module

  • ANSC 4300 - Comparative Genomics of Health and Disease in Domesticated Animals
  • BioEE 7610 – Microsatellite DNA: Techniques
  • BioGD 4810 – Population Genetics
  • BioGD 4840 – Molecular Evolution
  • BioGD 4860 – Advanced Eukaryotic Genetics
  • BioGD 4870 – Human Genomics
  • BioGD 6380 – Filamentous Fungal Genomics and Development
  • BioGD/NS 6080 – Epigenetics
  • BioMI 4200 – Microbial Genomics
  • BioMI 6080 – Genomics of Bacterium-Host Interactions
  • BioMS 7070 – Recent Progress in Genomic Research
  • BioPL 3430 – Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering of Plants
  • BioPL 4470 – Molecular Systematics
  • BioPL 4831 – Concepts and Techniques in Plant Molecular Biology
  • BioPL 4836 – Plant Senescence
  • BTRY 4820 – Statistical Genomics
  • BTRY 4840 – Computational Genomics
  • BTRY 494/6940 – Quantitative Genetics
  • BTRY 6010 Statistical Methods I/II
  • BTRY 6890 – Topics in Population Genetics and Genomics
  • BTRY 7200 Topics in Computational Genomics
  • CSS 6740 – Environmental Genomics
  • MATH 7750 – Statistical Theories Applicable to Genomics
  • NS 4900 – Manipulating the Mouse Genome
  • PLBR 6530 – Plant Genome Organization
  • VetMM 6140 – Biodiversity and Pharmacology
  • VTPMD 6250 – Evolutionary Genomics of Bacteria
Esther Angert -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: Comparative genomics of bacterial developmental systems, genomic analysis of symbiotic microbes, molecular evolution.
Douglas Antczak -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: genomics of domestic animals and related wild species with particular emphasis on the Equidae; genomic imprinting and placental development in interspecies hybrids
Adam Boyko -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: genomic investigation of dogs as a model of genetic disease and evolutionary genetics; understanding how the forces of natural and artificial selection have shaped the domestic dog genome and the genetic architecture underlying the tremendous diversity we see in dogs today.
Samantha Brooks -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: equine; genetics; genomics; gene expression; pigmentation biology; inflammation (especially laminitis); disease-associated traits
Daniel Buckley -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: genomic analysis of soil microorganisms; environmental genomics; metagenomics; microbial genome ecology and evolution
Andrew Clark -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: population genetics and molecular evolution; drosophila population genetics; innate immunity; human population genetics
Paula Cohen -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: meiosis; gametogenesis; recombination; DNA repair, reproduction and development
Ruth Collins -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: genetic and genomic analysis of organelle identity and evolution; cell growth and polarity
Zhenglong Gu -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: evolutionary genomics
John Helmann -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: bacterial gene regulation; roles of alternative sigma factors for RNA polymerase; regulation of metal homeostasis and oxidative stress responses; cell envelope stress
Ian Hewson -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: marine microbiology; metagenomics; metatranscriptomics; genomics of uncultivated organisms; microbial oceanography
Michael Kotlikoff -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics
Stephen Kresovich -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: conservation genetics; plant breeding and genetics; genome organization and evolution
David Lin -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: neurobiology; olfaction; genomics; genetics
Magdalen Lindeberg -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: genomics
Jason Mezey -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: quantitative genetics/genomics; statistical genetics; computational biology; pathway modeling; molecular evolution
Wojciech (Wojtek) Pawlowski -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: Mechanisms of meiosis and meiotic recombination
Eric Richards -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: epigenetics; cytosine methylation
John Schimenti -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: mouse genetics and functional genomics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gametogenesis and development; use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome
Adam Siepel -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: computational genomics; comparative genomics; molecular evolution
Paul Soloway -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: functional genomic analysis in mice; epigenetics; innate immunity
Michael Stanhope -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: molecular evolution; comparative genomics of infectious disease organisms
Tudorita Tumbar -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests:
Robert Weiss -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: molecular mechanisms for maintenance of genomic stability; cellular responses to DNA damage; mouse models of human cancer
Stephen Zinder -- Concentrations: genomics; Research interests: genomics of microorganisms; anaerobes; genomic evolution; study of how genese are expressed in response to the environment in cultures and in natural populations