After School Program

Molecular Genetics - Science Research Course

January 14, 2016 - March 1, 2016

Comparative Genomics

What information is contained in a genome? How do mutations arise? How does variation in the genome impact evolution and natural selection? Through a series of hands on labs exploring the sequencing and identification of DNA, study how scientists use genetic information to understand the history of life on earth and the conservation of endangered species. Using your own field-collected samples, extract, sequence, and identify DNA markers to develop a hands-on appreciation for molecular genetics. This course was formerly called Comparative Genomics. Students who have taken Comparative Genomics are not eligible for this course.

This course is a prerequisite for the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) in the Life Sciences track. 

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/14, 1/19, 1/21, 1/26, 1/28, 2/2, 2/4, 2/9, 2/11, 2/23, 2/25, 3/1