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Jeffrey L. Thorne Teaching

In the fall of every odd-numbered year, I co-teach a course in my own research area. My co-teacher Dr. William Atchley is to blame for the ugly title of the course (Computational Molecular Evolution, GN/ST756). The course is actually much better than its name.  The focus is on evolutionary inference from DNA and protein sequences representing different species.   We also briefly discuss material related to the coalescent process of population genetics.

In recent years, I have also taught Bioinformatics II (ST590C), a graduate level course that covers methods for analyzing data relevant to molecular biology.  The goal of this course is to introduce statistical techniques that are important for computational molecular biology.  The emphasis is on DNA and protein sequence analysis but we also cover some material on protein tertiary structure prediction.

I have also sometimes co-taught Introductory Genetics for Honors Students.  In the Spring 2009 semester, I will have the opportunity to co-teach this course (GN311H) with Dr. Julie Pederson.

 

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