Course code:



MA - Intermediate/Advanced

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ES - Environmental Science

This course covers a broad range of topics in genetics, cellular and molecular biology, and human and public health.

Research scientists from the Jackson Laboratory, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, as well as clinical researchers will each run a week of the course. The format will include two meetings per week; each visiting instructor will give a general seminar on their area of expertise and then lead a discussion on their specific research topic and recent papers from the primary literature.

Assessment will be based on a series of short summaries of papers during the term and a term paper on an area of interest to the student. The seminar will be supervised on campus by Helen Hess.



Genetics, Molecular Evolution Genetics, or Cellular and Molecular Biology or the permission of the instructor.

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.