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Jeffrey L. Thorne Teaching

Approximately every other year, I teach a course in my own research area. My former 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.

I also teach 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.

In recent years, Dr. Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver and I co-designed and have been co-teaching a course named Evolutionary Medicine. Starting in Spring 2018, it will formally be known as Bio 432.

 

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