BIO265. Human Evolutionary Genetics
Spring Semester. This course explores human evolution and history using population genetics. Among the topics covered:
- What does paleoanthropology says about human evolution?
- Kinds, amounts, and causes of human genetic variation
- The genetic basis of adaptation in human populations
- Migration and demographic history
- What’s in the human genome and why?
- Interactions between modern and archaic humans
- How does cultural evolution affect biological evolution?
- Finding the mutations that cause disease
BIO472. Advanced Topics in Evolution and Ecology.
This team-taught graduate course covers a variety of topics, laying the foundations for graduate study in evolution and ecology.
BIO265. Molecular Evolution [retired in 2018]
This course explored evolution at the molecular level. Among the topics covered:
- Inferring history from DNA sequences
- Determining how natural selection shapes the evolution of genes
- Studying the relationship between molecular and phenotypic evolution
- Studying the evolution of genome organization and content
- Assigning biological function to genome sequences
- Finding the sources of epidemics
- Mapping genes involved in human diseases and adaptations