Course: Human Evolutionary Biology 1451 - Primate Functional Genetics and Genomics

Information:  Faculty of Arts and Sciences    Human Evolutionary Biology    Terence D. Capellini
Term Day and Time:  Spring 2013-2014;  Hours to be arranged    
Credits: Half course; Credit Level: Graduate and Undergraduate
Course Description: Recent advances in genetics, genomics, and developmental biology are improving our understanding of human and non-human primate biological traits. These disciplines, when incorporated into a multi-faceted context, can reveal the mechanistic basis of evolutionary adaptations. This seminar is designed to investigate and critically evaluate foundational and novel research in primates (and other organisms) that employs the tools of these trades. In doing so, students are exposed to an integrative perspective upon which to explore classic and modern questions in functional biology.
Prerequisite(s): Life Sciences 1b or equivalent genetics/genomics course.
Textbook Information: Currently no textbook information is available for this course. Please check back or visit the Harvard Coop.
Cross Registration: Eligible for cross-registration with permission of instructor/subject to availability