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Topics in Human Genetics Summer Course

Topics in Human Genetics Summer Course 2020

The objective of the course is to provide persons familiar with genetics a broad overview of gene identification, molecular genetics, complex disease, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and the role of personalized genomic medicine in medical care in the 21st century.  Each session will include a 45 minute lecture and 15 minutes for discussion and questions.   

The course is open to individuals wishing to learn more about current topics in Human Genetics who meet the following criteria; individuals must have completed a course in genetics and are currently in a genetics lab, or have past genetics research experience.  Genetics educators are also welcome to attend the course.

The course will meet on Wednesdays from Noon-1:00 PM via Zoom starting on June 17th through July 22nd.  


 Session 1 - June 17, 2020

“Gene Identification & Molecular Genetics”

Instructor: Azeez Butali, DDS, PhD


Session 2 - June 24, 2020


Instructor:  Jacob Michaelson, PhD             


Session 3 - July 1, 2020

“Identifying Ancient Disease & Health”

Instructor: Drew Kitchen, PhD


Session 4 - July 8, 2020

“DNA Repair Mechanisms”

Instructor: Anna Malkova, PhD


Session 5 - July 15, 2020

“Complex Disease & Genome Wide Analyses”

Instructor: Patrick Breheny, PhD


Session 6 – July 22, 2020

“Ethics & Personalized Genomic Medicine”

Instructors:  Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAHA

                     Anya Prince, JD