Herbicide-resistant (left) and Assembly of next-generation short sequence reads
susceptible (right) corn, shortly from a peanut transcriptome sequence.
after being sprayed with herbicide.
I teach two formal classes in the Texas Tech University Department of Plant and Soil Science.
- PSS3421 Introduction to Genetics. This class is an introduction to the basic principles of
genetics. The course covers five areas: the basic principle of genetics and discovered by
Mendel and his successors, how the action of chromosomes explains heredity, inheritance
and populations of complex (quantitative) traits, the biochemical basis of genetics, and
- PSS6424 Structural Genomics. This is a graduate level course on genomics. Topics
include genetic mapping using molecular markers, mapping of phenotypes, physical
mapping and map-based cloning, linkage disequilibrium and association mapping, DNA
sequence analysis, discovery and use of single nucleotide polymorphisms, genome
structure, phylogenetic analysis, and social and legal consequence of genomics. The class
includes a laboratory, which involves both wet lab and bioinformatic analysis.
PSS3421 Introduction to Genetics
PSS6424 Structural Genomics