GGSB Empirical Track Coursework

CHOICE #1: GGSB EMPIRICAL TRACK (4 REQUIRED COURSES AND 4 ELECTIVES)

Suggested “tracks” for students interested in concentrating in the Empirical track have been developed by the CSAC. (Model Systems, Population Genetics, Human Genetics, Developmental Genetics, and Genomics & Systems Biology) have been developed by the CSAC. A summary of the five suggested tracks is given in Appendix A.  Students are required to consult with their assigned mentor prior to registration each quarter.

A total of four graded electives must be taken, one of which may be a reading course.  The electives can be selected according to the student’s interests and the availability of courses.

Four  Required Courses:

Genetic Analysis of Model Organisms  AND  Genomics and Systems Biology   

Plus One of the Following Two Courses:

Molecular Biology I OR  Molecular Biology II

Plus One  of the Following Four Courses:

Fundamentals of Molecular Evolution OR  Principles of Population Genetics I OR Evolutionary Genomics OR Human Variation & Disease

Empirical Track Course Electives [4 courses]

  • Must take 4 courses (see list of approved electives).
  • Students may petition the CSAC for approval of courses not listed in this handbook as “approved”.
  • At least 3 of the 4 electives are to be taken before the Preliminary Exam.
  • All 4 electives should be taken before the Qualifying Exam.
  • One of the 4 elective courses may be taken pass/fail subject to CSAC approval.
  • One of the electives may be a graded reading course (see guidelines for reading courses).

 

Click below for a list of GGSB course descriptions, elective and student tracks: