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. They are:

  • 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 finally biotechnology.

  • 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.

Course Information

PSS3421 Introduction to Genetics 

PSS6424 Structural Genomics