EVE 298

This class covers transgenic technologies developed for model organisms including Drosophila, mammals, zebrafish, marine invertebrates, plants, fungi, and single-celled eukaryotes.  The emphasis is on recent advances and on broadly applicable principles and tools that are successful across a wide range of eukaryotic taxa.  The class combines lectures with the reading of original literature, and in-class and online discussions.  The course is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.  Prerequisite: BIS101 (Genes and Genomes) or equivalent.  Considerable background in general and molecular genetics on the part of the students is assumed.  Class meets once a week for two hours.